Arthur is a common masculine given name. Its etymology is disputed, but its popularity derives from its being the name of the legendary hero King Arthur.

Art is a diminutive form of the name. A common spelling variant used in many Slavic, Romance, and Germanic languages is Artur.

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Famous quotes containing the word arthur:

    Honors to me now are not what they once were.
    —Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886)

    Depend upon it, there is nothing so unnatural as the commonplace.
    —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)

    I can never bring you to realize the importance of sleeves, the suggestiveness of thumb-nails, or the great issues that may hang from a boot-lace.
    —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)