Artur

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Artur
PronunciationPortuguese: [aʁˈtuʁ]
Polish: [ˈartur]
GenderMale
Origin
Language(s)Latin or Celtic
MeaningBear-like
Other names
See alsoArthur

Artur is a cognate to the common male given name Arthur, meaning "bear-like," which is believed to possibly be descended from the Roman surname Artorius or the Celtic bear-goddess Artio or more probably from the Celtic word artos ("bear"). Other Celtic languages have similar first names, such as Old Irish Art, Artúur, Welsh Arth - which may also be the source for the modern name. Art is also a diminutive form of the common name Arthur. In Estonian, and many Romance, Slavic and Germanic languages the name is spelled as Artur. The Finnish versions are Arttu and Artturi.

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