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What does Luther mean?

Luther Pronunciation of 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


VARIANTS Lotario, Lothair, Lothar, Lothario, Louther, Lutero



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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)

Luther reached its apex position of #68 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1504 currently. (2018 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 sound-alike 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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