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Luther

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 260 0 260 #64 boy name
1881 249 0 249 #65 boy name
1882 284 0 284 #64 boy name
1883 229 0 229 #69 boy name
1884 273 0 273 #69 boy name
1885 259 0 259 #70 boy name
1886 253 0 253 #71 boy name
1887 267 0 267 #63 boy name
1888 275 0 275 #74 boy name
1889 270 0 270 #71 boy name
1890 253 0 253 #71 boy name
1891 236 0 236 #71 boy name
1892 295 0 295 #70 boy name
1893 271 0 271 #70 boy name
1894 285 0 285 #71 boy name
1895 269 0 269 #73 boy name
1896 265 0 265 #74 boy name
1897 271 0 271 #71 boy name
1898 275 0 275 #76 boy name
1899 248 0 248 #81 boy name
1900 316 0 316 #83 boy name
1901 244 0 244 #79 boy name
1902 266 0 266 #81 boy name
1903 265 0 265 #80 boy name
1904 286 0 286 #82 boy name
1905 308 0 308 #79 boy name
1906 262 0 262 #89 boy name
1907 285 5 280 #91 boy name
1908 292 0 292 #91 boy name
1909 347 0 347 #86 boy name
1910 383 0 383 #87 boy name
1911 400 6 394 #100 boy name
1912 664 0 664
1913 754 7 747
1914 998 7 991
1915 1,205 7 1,198
1916 1,293 6 1,287
1917 1,314 10 1,304
1918 1,424 8 1,416
1919 1,393 15 1,378
1920 1,392 11 1,381
1921 1,463 11 1,452
1922 1,491 13 1,478
1923 1,347 14 1,333
1924 1,412 17 1,395
1925 1,353 19 1,334
1926 1,321 24 1,297
1927 1,276 20 1,256
1928 1,173 21 1,152
1929 1,137 17 1,120
1930 1,123 16 1,107
1931 971 12 959
1932 972 12 960
1933 886 8 878
1934 870 8 862
1935 844 12 832
1936 803 0 803
1937 870 7 863
1938 834 5 829
1939 769 8 761
1940 834 9 825
1941 849 8 841
1942 864 5 859
1943 848 5 843
1944 860 6 854
1945 711 6 705
1946 808 0 808
1947 826 0 826
1948 840 8 832
1949 748 5 743
1950 771 7 764
1951 679 0 679
1952 747 6 741
1953 693 5 688
1954 678 8 670
1955 703 6 697
1956 612 0 612
1957 581 0 581
1958 534 9 525
1959 517 0 517
1960 530 0 530
1961 491 0 491
1962 460 0 460
1963 441 0 441
1964 450 0 450
1965 395 0 395
1966 371 6 365
1967 290 5 285
1968 319 0 319
1969 340 5 335
1970 347 0 347
1971 318 0 318
1972 292 0 292
1973 249 0 249
1974 242 0 242
1975 236 0 236
1976 244 0 244
1977 234 0 234
1978 219 0 219
1979 235 0 235
1980 206 0 206
1981 231 0 231
1982 228 0 228
1983 214 0 214
1984 181 0 181
1985 172 0 172
1986 185 0 185
1987 155 0 155
1988 173 0 173
1989 190 0 190
1990 176 0 176
1991 144 0 144
1992 136 0 136
1993 147 0 147
1994 126 0 126
1995 105 0 105
1996 102 0 102
1997 101 0 101
1998 107 0 107
1999 88 0 88
2000 102 0 102
2001 90 0 90
2002 87 0 87
2003 81 0 81
2004 70 0 70
2005 99 0 99
2006 91 0 91
2007 85 0 85
2008 85 0 85
2009 77 0 77
2010 73 0 73
2011 78 0 78
2012 80 0 80
2013 87 0 87
2014 97 0 97
2015 99 0 99

Fun Facts about the name Luther

  • How many people with the first name Luther have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 66,247 babies born with the first name Luther in the United States. That's more than enough people named Luther to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Luther? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 260 new born babies.
  • When was Luther first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Luther is Friday, April 1st, 1814.
  • What year had the most people named Luther born? The highest recorded use of the first name Luther was in 1922 with a total of 1,478 babies. That's a lot of babies named Luther!
  • Random Luther Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Luther ranks 61st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 17 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Luther: Your name in reverse order is Rehtul. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ehlurt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Luther? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,906 people with the last name Luther.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Luther? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Luther as their last name.

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Popularity of Luther as a first name

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Popularity of Luther as a last name

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Common last names for Luther

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  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Hall
  • Wright
  • Allen
  • Clark

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Luther U.S.
  White 88.13% 64.26%
  African American 3.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Luther

People with the last name Luther are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Luther" mean? The list below shows the origins of Luther as well as things modernly associated with the name Luther such as celebrities named Luther.

English

Origin and Meaning of Luther

The name "Luther" is of English origin, and it means "People army". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. German theologian who led the Reformation; believed that salvation is granted on the basis of faith rather than deeds (1483-1546)

From German Luther.

  1. Martin Luther, German monk and theologian whose teaching inspired the Reformation
  2. (chiefly US) A male given name, originally in honor of Martin Luther.
  3. A surname​ of English speakers who descend from German immigrants.
  4. A city/town in Iowa.
  5. A village in Michigan.
  6. An unincorporated community in Montana.
  7. A town in Oklahoma.

From Middle English luthier (“lute player”).

  1. (rare) A surname​.

    Luther was also found in the following language(s): German

    Notable Persons With the Name Luther

    Luther Vandross

    Luther Vandross was a musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1972 to 2005. Luther was given the name Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr. on April 20th, 1951 in New York City, New York, US. He passed away on July 1st, 2005.

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    Bill Robinson

    Bill Robinson was a dancer, actor, and activist. He was most active from 1900 to 1943. Bill was given the name Luther Robinson on May 25th, 1878 in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. He passed away on November 25th, 1949.

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    Luther Campbell

    Luther Campbell is a hip hop music and miami bass singing, tour promoter, and actor. He plays Rapping and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1985 to 1985. Luther was given the name Luther Roderick Campbell on December 22nd, 1960 in Miami. Luther is also known as Luke Skyywalker, Solo Luke, Uncle Luke, and Luke.

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    Luther Strange

    Luther Strange is an Attorney General of Alabama. Luther was born on March 1st, 1953 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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    Luther A. Burbank

    Luther A. Burbank was a notable somebody. Luther was born on March 7th, 1849 in Lancaster, Massachusetts, U.S. He left this life on April 11th, 1926.

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    Luther Blissett

    Luther Blissett is a soccer player for the Watford F.C., A.C. Milan, A.F.C. Bournemouth, West Bromwich Albion F.C., Bury F.C., Derry City F.C., Mansfield Town F.C., Southport F.C., Wimborne Town F.C., Fakenham Town F.C., Chesham United F.C., England national under-21 football team, and England nationa. Luther was born on February 1st, 1958 in Falmouth, Jamaica.

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    • Luther Reigns
      (wrestler)
    • Luther Allison
      (musician)
    • Luther Adler
      (actor)
    • Luther Dickinson
      (musician)
    • Luther Gulick
      (important individual)
    • Luther Standing Bear
      (author)
    • Luther Head
      (basketball player)
    • Luther H. Hodges
      (office holder)
    • Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson
      (singing)
    • Luther Terry
      (office holder)
    • Luther Rice
      (notable human)
    • Luther "Dummy" Taylor
      (baseball player)
    • Luther Cressman
      (famed individual)
    • Luther Tucker
      (musician)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Luther

    Martin Luther

    Martin Luther was a noteworthy individual. He holds the title Ein feste Burg sung in German. Martin was born on November 10th, 1483 in Eisleben. He died on February 18th, 1546.

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    John Luther

    John Luther is a police officer, scientist, and lawyer.

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    Magdalena Luther

    Magdalena Luther was a famed human. Magdalena was born in 1529. She passed away in 1542.

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    Hans Luther

    Hans Luther was a chancellor. He was most active from 1925 to 1926. Hans was born on March 10th, 1879 in Berlin. He died on May 11th, 1962.

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    Bobbi Sue Luther

    Bobbi Sue Luther is an actress, film producer, model, and production manager. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Bobbi was born Bobbi Sue Luther on August 27th, 1978 in United States.

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    Paul Luther

    Paul Luther was an important human. Paul was born on January 28th, 1533. He breathed his last breath on March 8th, 1593.

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    What does the name Luther mean?

    Lis for love, your love of life!

    Uis for upstanding, your inner-self.

    Tis for treasure, of your friendship.

    His for honor, your most valuable possession.

    Eis for excite, your spirit is catching!

    Ris for rich, in the love from others

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