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What does Butch mean?

Butch Pronunciation of Butch as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Butch is "illustrious; butcher". Butch is an alternate spelling of Bert (Old English): pet form of names like Albert. Butch is also a form of Burt. Butch is also used as a form of Butcher (Old English).

ASSOCIATED WITH Bu-, old english



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How popular is Butch?

Butch is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#23514 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Butch entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #678 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Butch name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Butch outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Burt and Bert are the prominent variation forms of Butch rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Butch reached the apex of their popularity 135 years ago (AVERAGE #795), but now, forms such as Burt have fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Butch, Bert, Burt in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Butch and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Butch is pronounced similarly to Beach and Beech. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Birch, Both, Buck, Burch, Burgh, Fitch, Mitch, Mytch and Ritch. These names tend to be more commonly used than Butch.

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