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What does Lothar mean?

Lothar Pronunciation of Lothar [lothar] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Lothar is "famous warrior". The character Lothario in an early 18th-century English play gave this name connotations for awhile of a libertine or a careless seducer of women.

Associated with: famous, warrior, 18th century, play (literary).


Lothar has 4 variants: Lothair, Lothario, Lother and Lothur.

Related boy name: Luther.

Creative forms:
(male) Lathar, ..

(female) Lota, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lothar Tripp (L.T.), ..

How popular is Lothar?

Lothar is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Lothar is also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only prominent alternative form of Lothar (outside Top 2000) is Luther (#1612 the previous year). Adoption of this form of Lothar was at its apex in the 1880s (#68) and is now significantly lower. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Lothar is pronounced similarly to Louther. Other suggested similar names are Bonar, Bonnar, Gothart, Gunthar, Homar, Iomhar, Joemar, Johar, Jomar, Jotham, Lamar, Latham, Lathan, Lathen, Lathom, Lavar, Lazar, Lazear, Lemar, Leonhard, Lisha, Lockhart, Lodur, Loeber, Logan, Lollar, Loller, Loman, Lombard, Lonnard, Lonza, Loran, Lorcan, Lot, Lotario, Loucan, Loucas, Loukas, Lowman, Loyal, Petar, Sachar and Zaphar. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lothar.

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