Amazing Middle Names For Arthur

Coming up with a middle name can be equally as challenging as a first name. You often have to consider how it flows, acting as a bridge between the first name and surname, and whether you want a family connection in the name itself.

Arthur is a great choice for a boy’s name. It’s become increasingly popular in recent years, but it’s not too common and not too rare (if you’re looking for the right balance). In this article let’s take a look at some good middle names which go well with the name Arthur.

What is the meaning of the name Arthur?

When people hear the name Arthur, they often think of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, the wizard Merlin and of course, Camelot. Therefore if you assume the name has an association with bravery and honor, you’re not wrong. It turns out the name can mean “bear” from the Celtic word artos. Arthur can also mean “strong man”.

For a variation you can have Artur, which is popular in some European countries.  For nicknames, there are quite a few including, Art, Archie, Arty and Artie.

Middle names that go with Arthur

Here is a list of middle names that I believe are suitable for the name Arthur, which flow well together. If there any others you like which aren’t listed here please let me know in the comments below.

  1. Arthur Benjamin
  2. Arthur Blake
  3. Arthur Brian
  4. Arthur Christopher
  5. Arthur Daniel
  6. Arthur David
  7. Arthur Edward
  8. Arthur Elliot
  9. Arthur Evan
  10. Arthur Felix
  11. Arthur Finn
  12. Arthur Francis
  13. Arthur Geoffrey
  14. Arthur George
  15. Arthur Gregory
  16. Arthur Harry
  17. Arthur Henry
  18. Arthur Ian
  19. Arthur Jack
  20. Arthur James
  21. Arthur Joel
  22. Arthur Keith
  23. Arthur Kenneth
  24. Arthur Lee
  25. Arthur Lloyd
  26. Arthur Luke
  27. Arthur Neil
  28. Arthur Noah
  29. Arthur Owen
  30. Arthur Paul
  31. Arthur Philip
  32. Arthur Reed
  33. Arthur Rhys
  34. Arthur Robert
  35. Arthur Scott
  36. Arthur Shane
  37. Arthur Stephen
  38. Arthur Terrance
  39. Arthur Vincent
  40. Arthur Wayne
  41. Arthur William
  42. Arthur Winston

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Tips on choosing a middle name

Here are a few things to consider when you’re choosing a middle name:

  • Think about the flow. It has to have a nice ring to it when you say the first name, middle name and last name all in one go. Sometimes it’s worth considering a name which has a different number of syllables to the first name. For example, Georgina Lee or Ian Christopher.
  • A connection to a family member. It can be quite nice to choose a name which honors you, your partner or grandparent. It could be a first name or even your own middle name.
  • Look at the meaning of the name. Rather than focusing on something which just flows well when you say it, work backwards and look at the meaning of a middle name first. This can give you a few suggestions and then you can narrow down from there.
  • Consider initials. Make sure you avoid any unpleasant acronyms. e.g Brian Andrew David (BAD) or Alex Simon Stephenson (you get the idea…)
  • Go with something traditional. If you’re completely stuck, just go for something safe and traditional. If you do a quick Google search, you can often find some classic options which have stood the test of time.

How popular is the name Arthur?  – Statistics

  • There are around 3,600 searches a month for the phrase “Arthur name” and around 8,100 searches for “Arthur name meaning”
  • In the USA, since 2000 Arthur has gained in popularity from a rank of #316 to #155
  • In 2021, there were 2452 Arthur’s born in the USA.
chart showing how popular Arthur is as a name in the USA

Where is it popular?

According to Google Trends, Arthur is a very popular boy’s name in Ghana. Further down the list, you can also find the name used occasionally in the UK, France and Australia and some other countries.

Famous Arthurs

  • Arthur Ashe – American tennis player who 3 Grand Slam singles titles.
  • Arthur C. Clarke – English author best known for writing science fiction, including 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • Arthur Conan Doyle – Author of Sherlock Holmes.
  • Arthur “Art” Garfunkel – One half of the famous duo, Simon and Garfunkel who produced hits such as Bridge Over Troubled Water and Scarborough Fair.


I’ve tried my best to compile a list of names which should sound fairly nice when you pair them with Arthur, rather than a long cut and paste list which includes every name under the sun! Let me know if any of my choices have inspired you (or not!).

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