What does Butcher mean?
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.
VARIANT ButchCREATIVE 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)
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.