Luther

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Luther

"Luther" is a name 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)
Wiktionary

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 Named Luther

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

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    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 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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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Luther

    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 is a police officer, scientist, and lawyer.

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    Magdalena was born in 1529. She passed away in 1542.

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    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 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 was born on January 28th, 1533. He breathed his last breath on March 8th, 1593.

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    How popular is the baby name Luther in the U.S.?

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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 1,490 13 1,477
    1923 1,348 14 1,334
    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 833 5 828
    1939 771 8 763
    1940 834 9 825
    1941 850 8 842
    1942 864 5 859
    1943 848 5 843
    1944 859 6 853
    1945 713 6 707
    1946 808 0 808
    1947 826 0 826
    1948 840 8 832
    1949 748 5 743
    1950 769 7 762
    1951 681 0 681
    1952 748 6 742
    1953 692 5 687
    1954 679 8 671
    1955 703 6 697
    1956 612 0 612
    1957 581 0 581
    1958 533 9 524
    1959 519 0 519
    1960 530 0 530
    1961 491 0 491
    1962 460 0 460
    1963 442 0 442
    1964 449 0 449
    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 145 0 145
    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 101 0 101
    2015 99 0 99
    2016 99 0 99

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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

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • 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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    Fun Facts about the name Luther

    • How Popular is the name Luther? Luther is the 837th most popular name of all time. As a last name Luther was the 2,589th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Luther have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 66,356 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 1,477 babies. That's a lot of babies named Luther!
    • Random Luther Factoid: According to the 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Luther ranks 90th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 72 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1941.
    • 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 Utlerh. 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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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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