Meaning and name origin
Luther \l(u)-ther\ as a boy's 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
Luther is a very popular first name for males (#309 out of 1220, Top 25%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2438 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Luther for boys. Luther reached its highest rank of #68 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).