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What does Butcher mean?

Butcher Pronunciation of Butcher [butch-er] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Butcher is "butcher". Occupational name. Nickname Butch is sometimes used to address a stranger in a slightly derogatory way. Also made familiar through "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" movie.

Associated with: old english, occupational.


Butcher has 1 variant: Butch.

Creative forms:
(male) Butchen, ..

(female) Butche, Butchna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Butcher Emory (B.E.), ..

How popular is Butcher?

Butcher is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1478 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. The only popular variation form of Butcher (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 is Butch. This form of Butcher was favored by parents 65 years ago (#678). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Butcher is pronounced similarly to Beacher, Becher and Beecher. Other suggested similar names are Ancher, Archer, Arther, Batcheler, Batchelor, Becker, Bethel, Bricker, Buckey, Bueller, Buhler, Burch, Burchard, Burchell, Buster, Butler, Buttler, Cutler, Fischer, Flecher, Fletcher, Gunther, Lother, Louther, Luther, Mather, Matther, Rutger, Ruttger (see Roger), Thacher, Thatcher, Tucker, Uther and Vischer. These names tend to be more commonly used than Butcher.