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.
Famous quotes containing the word arthur:
“There are very many characteristics which go into making a model civil servant. Prominent among them are probity, industry, good sense, good habits, good temper, patience, order, courtesy, tact, self-reliance, many deference to superior officers, and many consideration for inferiors.”
—Chester A. Arthur (18291886)
“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (18591930)
“A good word is as a good tree
its roots are firm,
and its branches are in heaven;
it gives its produce every season
by the leave of its Lord.”
—QurAn. Abraham 14:29-30, ed. Arthur J. Arberry (1955)