[ 1 syll. ar(t), art- ] The baby boy name Art is pronounced as aaRT †. Art is mainly used in English, Gaelic, Irish, and Scottish, and it is of Celtic and Old Greek origin. The name is generally taken as the short form of Arthur today, although there was originally a Gaelic name derived directly from the element 'art' and Anglicized as Arthur. The name has acquired musical associations from notable bearers such as the jazz pianist Art Tatum (1909-1956), the jazz saxophonist Art Pepper (1925-1982), and the US pop singer Art Garfunkel (1941-).
In addition, Art is a shortening of the English name Artemas.
Art is also a shortening of the English and German name Arthur in the English, Gaelic, Irish, and Scottish languages.
Art is also a shortening of the English, Italian, and Spanish name Arturo.
The name Arte is a variant form of Art.
Variant forms share both the origin and meaning of the name Art.
Another variant of the name is the English, Irish, and Scottish pet form Artan.
Art is uncommon as a baby name for boys. In 1900, 0.011% of baby boys were named Art. Its ranking then was #581. The baby name has since substantially dropped in popularity, and is today used on an infrequent scale. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly related to Art, Arthur was the most popular.
† Pronunciation for Art: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Art:
Game Show Host Art Fleming, born 1 May 1924 - 25 April 1995, New York, New York.
Pianist Art Tatum, born 13 October 1909 - 5 November 1956, Toledo, Ohio.
Radio Personality Art Bell, born 17 June 1945, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Saxophonist Art Pepper, born Arthur Edward Pepper, 1 September 1925 - 15 June 1982, Gardena, California.
Singer Art Garfunkel, born Arthur Ira Garfunkel, 5 November 1941, Forest Hills, New York.