Looking for the perfect fit middle name for a baby boy called Arthur?
This traditional name is among the most popular baby names in the UK with good reason – it’s a solid classic that stands out and can be paired with lots of gorgeous middle names.
What does the baby name Arthur mean?
The name Arthur means bear and is of Welsh origin.
Arthur is a traditional name with a long history of use in the royal family. One of Prince William’s middle names is Arthur, and Prince Louis also counts Arthur as a middle name.
It’s also the name of King Arthur – the legendary monarch whose story grew from folklore dating back to the 5th century.
The name Arthur has grown in popularity in recent years, thanks in part to the love for traditional baby names and the TV show Peaky Blinders.
It is among the top 10 most used boy names, according to the most recent baby name data from ONS.
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What middle names go well with Arthur?
The name Arthur goes well with very traditional and old-fashioned names such as Samuel or William, but can also be made modern when combined with an unusual middle name such as Wren or Cosmo.
I personally love the Max combinations with Arthur – for example Arthur Maxwell, Arthur Maxim, Arthur Max.
If you will be shortening your baby’s name to Art or Artie for example then it’s worth considering middle names that may work best with that.
Arthur is one of the most flexible first names, thanks to the soft “r” sound that it ends on, so you’re pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to middle names!
I hope this list of over 150 middle name ideas for Arthur helps you with your decision.
Middle names for Arthur
Number one or best.
Meaning son of the red earth.
A Gaelic name meaning little fire.
Meaning handsome in Irish or precious.
French name meaning friend.
Strong and manly.
Pledge or oath.
Happy or blessed.
A unisex name meaning ash tree town.
Father is peace.
A unisex name meaning bailiff.
Edge of the river.
Mighty as a bear.
French name meaning beautiful.
Son of the right hand.
A British name meaning meadow.
A nature baby name meaning bright, shining and the birch tree.
An Old English name meaning black.
Meaning fire or flame.
Welsh name meaning son of Owen.
A Scottish and Irish surname meaning fair haired.
An Irish name meaning spirited or broad.
A French name meaning cry out or borderland.
Meaning from the beacon hill.
An English name meaning son of brown haired one.
Meaning dweller by the brooks.
Spirit of battle.
A Hebrew name meaning faithful or brave.
A Scottish Gaelic name meaning dove.
Little bald one.
Son of marsh-dwellers.
Brave or bold ruler.
An Irish name meaning charioteer.
A Greek name meaning order or beauty.
At the cross.
A Spanish name meaning holy cross.
From the Greek name Damianos which means to overcome or conquer.
God will judge.
God is my judge.
Meaning to run quickly.
Son of David.
A French name meaning water.
A British name meaning David’s settlement.
A Greek name meaning servant or messenger.
Man of prayer.
Meaning roofer or piercing.
Right handed or fortunate.
Meaning belonging to the lord.
English name meaning dragon or serpent.
Son of the sea.
An Irish name meaning wealthy protector.
Son of Edward.
Meaning wealth or fortune.
Fiery or forceful.
A short and sweet name, meaning high or elevated.
Meaning kind or benevolent.
Meaning brave or powerful.
A name of Hebrew, German and English origin meaning universal.
A Hebrew name meaning strong and solid.
A Welsh name meaning youth or god is gracious.
After the tallest mountain in the world.
Meaning brave or strong boar.
Meaning happy and prosperous.
An Old English name meaning village on the marsh.
An Irish form of Fionn, meaning fair or white.
Meaning little fair one.
An Irish and Scottish name meaning blond warrior.
An Irish name meaning red.
A name of French origin meaning woodsman or woods.
God is my strength.
Rules by the spear.
A name made famous by the F Scott Fitzgerald book The Great Gatsby. Means from Gaddesby.
An English name meaning son of Gilbert.
Noble or illustrious.
After the colour.
Watchful and alert.
An English and Welsh name meaning lord or prince. Word also refers to a mythical creature with the head of an eagle and body of a lion.
Meaning god protects.
Meaning home ruler.
An English name meaning from Heston, which is a part of London.
A Japanese name that can be for boys or girls. Means abundant or tolerant.
Son of huddle.
Bright in mind and spirit.
One who hunts.
An English name meaning Hugh’s meadow.
From a Latin word meaning just.
Child of the sun or sunlight.
English name meaning boar or sea friend.
One who laughs.
God is gracious.
God is gracious.
Short form of Joseph. Meaning God will give.
Dove or peaceful being.
God has given.
To flow down or descend.
God will give.
A Hebrew name meaning praised.
Youthful or sky father.
Meaning just or righteous.
A Scottish name meaning from the wetlands.
A Hawaiian name meaning sea.
Son of Cadan or battle.
From the Welsh word meaning greatest champion.
Meaning little church.
Meaning battle leader.
Meaning narrow channel of water.
An English surname derived from a village in Lancashire in England.
An English name meaning son of Lawrence.
Meaning with many elm trees.
Latin word for lion.
Meaning town by the pool.
A Scottish name meaning hollow.
Meaning famous warrior.
Bringer of light.
Meaning bringer of light.
Tradesman or artisan who works in stone.
Gift of god.
A shortened version of Maximilian or Maxwell, meaning greatest.
An English name meaning from Maccus town or greatest.
After a place in America. Means established and beautiful.
Who is like god.
Dear or beloved.
Irish name meaning champion.
Victory of the people.
Meaning rest or comfort.
Meaning famous or champion.
Meaning ancestor’s descendants.
Meaning boundary or limit.
Wealth and prosperity.
An Irish and Welsh name meaning noble or youthful warrior.
Meaning peaceful settlement.
A unisex name meaning dark red.
Meaning wise or counsel.
Rule or sovereign.
An English name meaning lives in the ruler.
Water that flows to the sea.
Meaning small red-head.
An Italian name meaning rest.
Comedian Jimmy Carr chose this name for his baby son. Its connected to the wealthy American family of the same name and means “from Rockenfeld, Germany”
Meaning the steed or horse.
An Irish and English name meaning river in paradise.
Meaning red haired or red skinned.
A Greek and Latin name meaning wood or forest.
An English name meaning from the valley.
Fighter or warrior.
Meaning son of Dennis.
Gift of god.
Meaning god is good.
God is good.
A Greek name meaning wrathful.
Commander of the army.
Meaning defending warrior.
Meaning a town in the west.
Meaning untamed or wild.
Resolute protector or strong will warrior.
An Old English name meaning joy or stone.
A unisex name meaning bird.
Meaning brave in world.
Meaning new house or bright.
Meaning god remembers.
Meaning god’s gracious gift.