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What does Mather mean?

Mather Pronunciation of Mather [math-er] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Mather is "powerful army". Surname of a dynasty of 17th and 18th century Massachusetts theologians, Richard, Increase, and Cotton Mather.

Associated with: old english, powerful, army (warrior), surname, 17th century, 18th century, theologians (philosopher).


Mather has 2 variants: Maither and Matther.

Creative forms:
(male) Mathel, ..

(female) Matherri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mather Dovid (M.D.), ..

How popular is Mather?

Mather is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#4884 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Mather has not been listed in the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Altaer, Alter, Arther, Baker, Beacher, Calder, Carter, Carver, Fisher, Gayler, Javier, Lathen, Leanther, Lother, Luther, Mabrey, Macghee (see Magee), Machen, Machent, Mahesh, Mahir, Maier, Majer, Maleek, Malek, Mallen, Manvel, Marden, Marek, Marlea, Marmer, Marten, Marve, Massen, Massey, Mateo, Mathe, Matheu, Mathew, Mathieu, Matteo, Matthew, Matthieu, Matthiew, Matvey, Mayeer, Mayer, Mayhew, Melker, Michel, Miller, Muller, Myer, Myller (see Miller), Nader, Nailer, Nathen, Osher, Parker, Qadeer, Rainer, Ranger, Ritter, Sander, Taheer, Tanner, Tayber, Thatcher, Topher, Usher, Uther, Valther, Walther, Yasser and Zavier. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mather.

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