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What does Gautier mean?

Gautier Pronunciation of Gautier [gau-ti-er] as a name for boys is of Teutonic and Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Gautier is "army ruler". Gautier is a version of Gauthier (Teutonic): a variation of Walter.

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


6 different relations via Gauthier, Walter: Galtero, Gaultier, Gualtiero, Valter, Valther and Walther.

Creative forms:
(male) Gautien, Gortier, ..

(female) Gaudie, Gautina, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gautier Darian (G.D.), ..

How popular is Gautier?

Gautier is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#12405 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Valter and Walter (#308 in 2015) are the prominent alternative forms of Gautier (not ranked). Other variants, like Walther, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Gautier was more pronounced among parents during the years 1880-1889 (average #1006) and is now significantly reduced (#1154, down 96.4%), with the form Walter becoming less stylish. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Baudier, Baumer, Baxter, Bouvier, Butler, Carter, Cartier, Caster, Caulder, Cutler, Farrier, Gabbie, Gabie, Gabriel, Gaddiel, Gadiel, Gaer, Gainer, Gair, Galten, Gamliel (see Gamaliel), Gardie, Gardiner, Gardner, Garner, Garnier, Garrie, Garvie, Gasper, Gauge, Gautam, Gavriel, Gayler, Gayner, Gratien, Gunner, Gunter, Gunther, Guriel, Havier, Javier, Lanier, Latimer, Louther, Luther, Maier, Maither, Mather, Matther, Napier, Rainier, Ranier, Raynier, Rutger, Saunder, Squier, Tanier, Xavier and Zavier. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gautier.

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