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Origin of the name ART.
Etymology of the name ART.
Meaning of the baby name ART.


ART.  An English short form of Celtic Arthur (q.v.), possibly meaning "bear" or "high, lofty."

ART.  Variant of Irish Arth (q.v.), from the Celtic word arth, meaning "bear."

Art, a Milesian, is said to have lived B.C. 233; Art MacCorman appears in the Ossianic legends, "Art Oge MacMorne kept Dundorme;" according to Hanmer's catalogue of Finn MacCoul's comrades, Art and Arth recur for ever in Erse Highland pedigree; and in the end of the fourteenth century, Art MacMorough was the great hero of Ireland, who slew Roger Mortimer, and sorely puzzled Richard II., reigned in Leinster for forty year, and cost the English treasury twelve million marcs; so that when he died,

"Since Brien's death in Erin
Such a mourning had not been."

(History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)


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