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What does Macarthur mean?

Macarthur Pronunciation of Macarthur [macarthur] as a boys' name is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Macarthur is "son of Arthur". World War II General Douglas MacArthur.

Associated with: scottish, gaelic, war.


Macarthur has 1 variant: Mcarthur.

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Middle name pairings:
Macarthur Luke (M.L.), ..

How popular is Macarthur?

Macarthur is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#7923 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Macarthur was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #1159 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. The only other popular variation form of Macarthur is Mcarthur. These forms of Macarthur were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.01%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Macarthur, Mcarthur in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Macarthur and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arthur, Decatur, Macardell (see Macardle), Macardle, Macario, Macarios, Macarius, Maither, Mather, Matther and Mccarthy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Macarthur.

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