Subject: I hope this helps!
Author: antonant   (Authenticated as antonant)
Date: May 27, 2006 at 5:56 PM
Reply to: McCartney by Anani

It is of Scottish and Northern Irish origin, and comes from the Scottish Gaelic Mac Artaine, meaning "son of Artan".

It is a dimunitive of the personal name Art, meaning "bear" or "hero".

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