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Meaning of Luther

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The name Luther has the following meaning:

Army person. Derived from the Germanic elements "liut" (people) and "heri" (army).
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Luther is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Luther in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Luther is pronounced as looth-er


Luther originates from the German language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Luther and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Luther: Boys - Americo, Amerigo, Archibald, Arno, Edsel, Humphrey, Reinhold, Selmer, Winfield, Girls - Alberta, Christa, Elvina, Fredericka, Geraldine, Hetty, Odelia, Odilia, Both genders - Henry


Popular Variants for the name Luther: Leuther, Lotario, Lothahr, Lothair, Lothar, Lothario, Louther, Louthero, Luter, Lutero, Luthas, Luthero, Luthor, Luthos, Luthus


Common nicknames for the name Luther are: Lou


We think the name Luther should fall under the following style category: German.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Luther to be: Strong, energetic, outspoken leader

In one word, you might describe Luther as a(n) "leader" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Luther (or its variants) are:

Luther Burbank, born on 7 March , a famous botanist. Luther Burbank's background: An American botanist, horticulturist and a pioneer in agricultural science. He developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants over his 55-year career. Burbank's varied creations included fruits, flowers, grains, grasses, and vegetables. He developed a spineless cactus (useful for cattle-feed) and the plumcot.

Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr., born on 20 April, a famous musician. Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr.'s background: An American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, and record producer. During his career, Vandross sold over twenty-five million albums and won eight Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four times. He won four Grammy Awards in 2004 including the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for the track 'Dance With My Father', co-written with Richard Marx.

Luther R. Campbell , born on 22 December, a famous musician. Luther R. Campbell 's background: A record label owner and rap performer (taking the non-rapping role of 'hype man'). He is perhaps best known as a one-time member of 2 Live Crew.
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