Name: Art

Origin and Meaning of the Name Art

  • Meaning:
    Possibly "bear" or "stone"
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Possibly "bear man"
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (art)
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Miscellaneous Info for Art

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  • Used in:
    English and Gaelic speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Art is in use as a short form of Arthur. Art has been however an earlier independent name. It might be derived from the Greek 'arktourous' meaning "keeper of bears", or from the old Gaelic word for "stone".
    It is also possible that it is a male equivalent of Artio, a Celtic bear goddess.

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