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What does the name Hitler mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Hitler

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Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Indonesia, the name Hitler is of Hebrew origin and means "Saviour of our kind (Jewish people/Yehudi)".
  • According to a user from Australia, the name Hitler is of Arthurian Legend origin and means "Doer of no wrong".
  • A submission from Florida, United States says the name Hitler means "Happy days" and is of German origin.
  • A user from Iowa, United States says the name Hitler is of Geez origin and means "Supreme lord".
  • A submission from Montana, United States says the name Hitler means "Noble" and is of English origin.

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  1. German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)

The surname Hitler is a variation of Hiedler, a surname applied to those who resided near a Hiedl (“subterranean river”). Earlier theories derived the surname from Hüttler (also spelled Huettler), either meaning "one who lives in a hut", from Hütte (“hut”), or from hüten (“guard, look after”).

  1. A surname of Austrian origin.
  2. Adolf Hitler, dictator of Germany between 1933 and 1945.
  3. (derogatory) An unnecessarily dictatorial person.

Hitler was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Hitler

Adolf Hitler was a Leader of the Nazi Party, Führer of Germany, Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of theNazi Party, Führer, and Chancellor of Germany. Adolf was born on April 20th, 1889 in Braunau am Inn. He left this life on April 30th, 1945.


Sr. Alois Hitler was a customs officer. Sr. was given the name Alois Schicklgruber by his parent Maria Schicklgruber on June 7th, 1837 in Waldviertel. He left this life on January 3rd, 1903.


Paula was born as the child of Alois Hitler and Klara Hitler on January 21st, 1896 in Hafeld in Fischlham municipality, Austria. Paula is also known as Paula Wolff. She breathed her last breath on June 1st, 1960.


Klara was given the name Klara Pölzl by her parent Johanna Hiedler on August 12th, 1860 in Weitra. She breathed her last breath on December 21st, 1907.


Angela was given the name Angela Franziska Johanna Hitler by her parents Alois Hitler and Klara Hitler on July 28th, 1883 in Braunau am Inn. Angela is also known as Angela Raubal and Angela Hammitzsch. She passed away on October 30th, 1949.


Heinrich Hitler is a military person. His military service ended in 1942.


Fun Facts about the name Hitler

  • When was the first name Hitler first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Hitler is Thursday, December 28th, 1933.
  • How unique is the name Hitler? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Hitler. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Hitler: Your name in reverse order is Reltih. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Reilth. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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