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What does Gauthier mean?

Gauthier Pronunciation of Gauthier [gau-thi-er] as a boys' name is of Teutonic origin, and the meaning of Gauthier is "army ruler". A form of Walter, originally from the Old English name Wealdhere. Fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier.

Associated with: army (warrior), ruler (king), old.


Gauthier has 5 variants: Galtero, Gaultier, Gautier, Gualterio and Gualtiero.

2 more related forms via Walter: Valther and Walther.

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Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Gauthier?

Gauthier is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#2025 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only prominent variation form of Gauthier (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 is Walter (#308 a year ago). Adoption of this form of Gauthier was at its highest a century ago (adoption of 1.7%) and is now much reduced (adoption 0.1%, 96% less). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arther, Baudier, Baumer, Baxter, Bouvier, Buhler, Butler, Buttler, Carter, Cartier, Caster, Caulder, Currier, Farrier, Faulkner, Gabriel, Gaddiel, Gadiel, Gaer, Gaetane, Gair, Galten, Gamaliel, Gamliel (see Gamaliel), Gardie, Gardiner, Gardner, Garner, Garnier, Garrvie (see Garvey), Garth, Garvie, Gasper, Gastone (see Gaston), Gauge, Gautam, Gayner, Gethin, Gottlieb, Guenther, Gunter, Gunthar, Gunther, Guriel, Guthree, Guthrey, Guthrie, Guthry (see Guthrie), Havier, Katzeer, Lanier, Latimer, Latymer, Louther, Luther, Maier, Maither, Mather, Mathieu, Matther, Matthieu, Matthiew, Naheer, Napier, Rainier, Ranier, Raynier, Rutger, Taheer, Tanier, Uther, Xathieur, Xavier, Zaheer and Zavier. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gauthier.

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