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Luther

What does Luther mean?

Luther Pronunciation of Luther [luther] as a boys' name is pronounced LOO-ther. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Luther is "soldier of the people". Usually used as homage to Martin Luther, the German religious reformer, or to Martin Luther king, Jr, the civil rights activist. Singer Luther Vandross

Associated with: soldier (warrior), king.

Variations

Luther has 6 variants: Lotario, Lothair, Lothar, Lothario, Louther and Lutero.

Creative forms:
(male) Lunner, Lutherce, ..

(female) Luthero, Luthra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Luther Jaiden (L.J.), ..

How popular is Luther?

Luther is a very popular first name for males (#309 out of 1220, Top 25%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#2438 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name statistics of Luther for boys. Luther reached its apex position of #68 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1612 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Luther is alike in pronunciation to Lother and Lothur. Other recommended names are Altaer, Alter, Ancher, Archer, Arther, Asher, Becher, Buhler, Buster, Butcher, Butler, Buttler, Culver, Cutler, Cuyler, Fisher, Fuller, Gauthier, Gautier, Guenther, Gunner, Gunter, Gunther, Hunter, Kuefer (see Kiefer), Lander, Lanier, Lateef, Latham, Lathan, Lathen, Lathom, Latimer, Latymer, Lawler, Lawyer, Lazer, Leanther, Lester, Lexer, Linder, Litten, Loeber, Loller, Luce, Lucho, Lucien, Lugh, Luke, Luvern, Lytten, Maither, Mather, Matther, Muller, Muneer, Osher, Peter, Potter, Ritter, Rutger, Ruttger (see Roger), Struther (see Struthers), Sumner, Topher, Tucker, Tupper, Turner, Usher, Ussher, Uther, Valther and Walther. These names tend to be less commonly used than Luther.

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