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What does Art mean?

Art Pronunciation of Art [art] as a boys' name. Irish mythology: Art Oenfer ("Art the lonely") was a son of Conn Cetchathach ("Conn of the Hundred Battles"), who overcame dangers and difficulties to win his bride, Delbchaem. The name is also now used as a nickname of Arthur.

Related boy name: Artemas.

Associated with: irish (gaelic), mythology, battles (war).


14 alternative forms via Arthur: Aart, Arrt, Artair, Arte, Arther, Arthor, Artie, Arto, Artor, Artro, Artur, Arturo, Artus and Arty.

Creative forms:
(male) Alt, Arat, ..

(female) Arat, Are, ..

Middle name pairings:
Art Zack (A.Z.), ..

How popular is Art?

Art is a somewhat popular first name for men (#710 out of 1220, Top 58%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#32900 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Art entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #621 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Art name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Art outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Art rated in the Top 2000 are Arthur (#292 the previous year), Arturo (#515), Artie, Arthor and Arther. Other variants, like Artor, are seldom used. These relations of Art were favored as birth names a century ago (median #955) and have become much less conventional since (#1467, down 93.8%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Art, Arther, Arthor, Arthur, Artie, Arturo in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Arthur outside U.S.

Similar Names

Art is pronounced similarly to Ewart and Ewert. Other suggested similar names are Ara, Ard, Ari, Arn, Arv and Ary. These names tend to be less frequently used than Art.