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Arthur

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How popular is the baby name Arthur in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 1,604 5 1,599 #14 boy name
1881 1,575 0 1,575 #14 boy name
1882 1,691 5 1,686 #14 boy name
1883 1,596 5 1,591 #14 boy name
1884 1,697 7 1,690 #14 boy name
1885 1,526 10 1,516 #15 boy name
1886 1,664 8 1,656 #14 boy name
1887 1,498 9 1,489 #14 boy name
1888 1,718 8 1,710 #14 boy name
1889 1,677 9 1,668 #14 boy name
1890 1,618 8 1,610 #14 boy name
1891 1,521 7 1,514 #14 boy name
1892 1,777 9 1,768 #14 boy name
1893 1,645 10 1,635 #14 boy name
1894 1,718 6 1,712 #14 boy name
1895 1,674 8 1,666 #14 boy name
1896 1,831 10 1,821 #14 boy name
1897 1,653 6 1,647 #14 boy name
1898 1,626 7 1,619 #14 boy name
1899 1,368 11 1,357 #14 boy name
1900 1,870 17 1,853 #15 boy name
1901 1,336 7 1,329 #14 boy name
1902 1,492 6 1,486 #15 boy name
1903 1,440 5 1,435 #15 boy name
1904 1,504 9 1,495 #15 boy name
1905 1,519 14 1,505 #16 boy name
1906 1,494 8 1,486 #15 boy name
1907 1,566 13 1,553 #16 boy name
1908 1,612 11 1,601 #16 boy name
1909 1,671 6 1,665 #18 boy name
1910 1,956 14 1,942 #17 boy name
1911 2,389 13 2,376 #18 boy name
1912 4,707 22 4,685 #15 boy name
1913 5,438 16 5,422 #17 boy name
1914 6,666 25 6,641 #18 boy name
1915 8,601 38 8,563 #18 boy name
1916 8,959 37 8,922 #18 boy name
1917 9,330 47 9,283 #17 boy name
1918 10,169 65 10,104 #17 boy name
1919 9,596 57 9,539 #19 boy name
1920 10,303 64 10,239 #18 boy name
1921 10,577 52 10,525 #19 boy name
1922 10,175 55 10,120 #19 boy name
1923 9,976 57 9,919 #19 boy name
1924 10,228 56 10,172 #20 boy name
1925 10,062 78 9,984 #20 boy name
1926 9,542 78 9,464 #20 boy name
1927 9,424 82 9,342 #22 boy name
1928 8,972 94 8,878 #22 boy name
1929 8,560 90 8,470 #22 boy name
1930 8,358 80 8,278 #23 boy name
1931 7,594 68 7,526 #23 boy name
1932 6,972 57 6,915 #25 boy name
1933 6,566 47 6,519 #25 boy name
1934 6,498 52 6,446 #29 boy name
1935 6,586 43 6,543 #29 boy name
1936 6,317 54 6,263 #30 boy name
1937 6,371 58 6,313 #31 boy name
1938 6,563 43 6,520 #32 boy name
1939 6,423 42 6,381 #32 boy name
1940 6,547 39 6,508 #33 boy name
1941 6,773 35 6,738 #33 boy name
1942 8,063 37 8,026 #29 boy name
1943 7,823 42 7,781 #30 boy name
1944 7,300 46 7,254 #30 boy name
1945 6,835 32 6,803 #34 boy name
1946 7,570 33 7,537 #36 boy name
1947 8,284 30 8,254 #38 boy name
1948 7,611 27 7,584 #44 boy name
1949 7,516 40 7,476 #44 boy name
1950 7,185 25 7,160 #46 boy name
1951 7,438 28 7,410 #44 boy name
1952 7,269 34 7,235 #47 boy name
1953 7,027 33 6,994 #50 boy name
1954 6,890 37 6,853 #52 boy name
1955 6,609 34 6,575 #56 boy name
1956 6,313 34 6,279 #60 boy name
1957 6,091 34 6,057 #66 boy name
1958 5,688 25 5,663 #72 boy name
1959 5,495 28 5,467 #77 boy name
1960 5,227 30 5,197 #82 boy name
1961 4,838 25 4,813 #85 boy name
1962 4,468 33 4,435 #91 boy name
1963 4,305 29 4,276 #91 boy name
1964 4,186 36 4,150 #90 boy name
1965 3,811 34 3,777 #96 boy name
1966 3,497 12 3,485 #96 boy name
1967 3,337 29 3,308 #94 boy name
1968 3,079 37 3,042 #98 boy name
1969 3,162 23 3,139 #97 boy name
1970 3,013 30 2,983
1971 2,836 21 2,815
1972 2,423 26 2,397
1973 2,229 22 2,207
1974 2,094 19 2,075
1975 2,047 22 2,025
1976 1,921 19 1,902
1977 1,982 9 1,973
1978 1,892 18 1,874
1979 1,880 17 1,863
1980 1,835 18 1,817
1981 1,818 16 1,802
1982 1,813 18 1,795
1983 1,767 22 1,745
1984 1,714 15 1,699
1985 1,730 17 1,713
1986 1,584 16 1,568
1987 1,571 15 1,556
1988 1,566 13 1,553
1989 1,541 8 1,533
1990 1,549 8 1,541
1991 1,487 12 1,475
1992 1,419 7 1,412
1993 1,245 5 1,240
1994 1,167 6 1,161
1995 1,111 0 1,111
1996 1,008 0 1,008
1997 973 0 973
1998 982 0 982
1999 874 0 874
2000 915 0 915
2001 879 0 879
2002 844 0 844
2003 795 0 795
2004 792 0 792
2005 830 0 830
2006 792 0 792
2007 818 0 818
2008 862 0 862
2009 811 0 811
2010 727 0 727
2011 890 0 890
2012 865 0 865
2013 1,026 0 1,026
2014 1,143 0 1,143
2015 1,232 0 1,232

Want to know about the popularity of the Arthur baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 527,588 babies born with the name Arthur in the United States. That's more than enough Arthurs to occupy the country of Luxembourg with an estimated population of 511,800 (as of December 31, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 1,604 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Arthur" was in 1921 with a total of 10,525 babies. (That's a lot of baby Arthurs)

According to the 1944 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Arthur" ranks #72 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 7 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1944. Across the entire United States a total of 7,300 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Arthur popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Arthur" mean? The list below shows the origins of Arthur as well as things modernly associated with the name Arthur such as celebrities named Arthur.

Welsh

Origin and Meaning of Arthur

The name "Arthur" is of Welsh origin, and it means "Bear". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller is a playwright and essayist. Arthur was born in 1915 as Arthur Asher Miller in Harlem (Manhattan), New York, United States.

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Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer is an actor. Christopher was born in 1927 as Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Artie Lange

Artie Lange is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1987 to present. Artie was born in 1967 as Arthur Steven Lange, Jr. in Livingston, New Jersey, U.S.

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Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle is a novelist, short story writer, poet, and physician. Arthur was born in 1859 as Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Stan Laurel

Stan Laurel is an actor, writer, comedian, and entertainer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1910 to 1955. Stan was born in 1890 as Arthur Stanley Jefferson in Ulverston, Lancashire, England.

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Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke is a writer and inventor. Arthur was born in 1917 in Minehead, Somerset, England, UK.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Arthur

Arthur Andersen
Arthur Brooks
Arthur Chu
Arthur Ashe
Arthur Ashe Courage Award
Arthur Darvill
Arthur Dayne
Arthur Theme Song
Arthur C Clarke

Alternative Meanings

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

R is for rational, the way you think.

T is for talent, hidden or not.

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

U is for understanding, you show for others.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

Your name in reverse order is "Ruhtra". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ruhart". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Arthur born Jun 18, 1964

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Spain approximately on 1675. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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