Meaning and name origin
Butler \b(u)-tler, but-ler\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Butler is "bottle bearer". Occupational name. Originally the household servant in charge of wines and liquors. Nicholas Murray Butler was an influential president of Columbia University in the early 20th century.
Butler has 1 variant form: Buttler.
Butler is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#91 out of 88799, Top 0%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Butler for boys (2014 statistics).