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Page 2/9. 180 King names and what they mean, for king for baby boys, listing 21-40. Arthur, Asa, Aubrey, Basil, Brian and Bruce are commonly used names, while Arnan, Asen, Ashur, Atahualpa, Atli, Attila, Auberon, Baldwin, Balthasar, Boyne, Cai, Canute, Casimir and Cassander are rare in comparison.
Arnan .. Biblical: a descendant of King David ..
Arthur .. King Arthur of Britain (sixth century) and his Round Table of knights have become legendary figures .. Tennyson's "Idylls of the King" (19th century) and the Victorian romanticism of things medieval and of Arthurian legend in particular promoted its use ..
Asa .. Biblical: name of the third king of Judah, who reigned for forty years ..
Asen .. The name of a 12th-century Bulgarian king, Ivan Asen I, and several of his successors.
Ashur .. Ashur was used as part of a compound name for various Assyrian kings.
Atahualpa .. Name of the last king of the Incas, who ruled the area now known as Peru before the Spanish conquest of the 16th century.
Atli .. Also an Old Norse name possibly meaning "one without mercy", or a variant of Attila king of the Huns.
Attila .. Attila the Hun was the king of the Huns whose cruel invasions of the Balkans and Gaul helped hasten the end of the Roman Empire ..
Auberon .. Better-known, though no more common for it, as Oberon, King of the Fairies in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" ..
Boyne .. Also a historic place name in Ireland: at the 1690 Battle of the Boyne, the Protestant King William III defeated the Catholic King James II, who fled to France, thus allowing the firm establishment of the Protestant monarchy.
Bruce .. The tale of its most famous member, Robert "the Bruce", King of Scotland in the 14th century, who watched and learned the value of perseverance from a spider repeatedly climbing up again after being knocked down, has become a part of the world's folklore ..
Cai .. The name of King Arthur's seneschal, Sir Kay ..
Canute .. Brought to Britain by King Canute (11th century) of Denmark, who became King of England in 1016 ..
Cassander .. A king of Macedonia, contemporary of Alexander the Great, who married Alexander's half-sister and later murdered his widow.
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