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Luther

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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 1,491 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

Want to know about the popularity of the Luther baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 66,247 babies born with the name Luther in the United States. That's more than enough Luthers to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 260 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Luther" was in 1922 with a total of 1,478 babies. (That's a lot of baby Luthers)

According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Luther" ranks #65 in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 46 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1920. Across the entire United States a total of 1,392 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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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.

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)

Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross is a recording artist, songwriter, musician, and record producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1972 to 2005. Luther was born in 1951 as Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr. in New York City, New York, US.

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Luther Campbell

Luther Campbell is a vocalist, concert promoter, and actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1985 to 2006. Luther was born in 1960 as Luther Roderick Campbell in Miami, Florida United States.

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Bill Robinson

Bill Robinson is a dancer, actor, and activist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1900 to 1943. Bill was born in 1878 as Luther Robinson in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.

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Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson

Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson is a dancer, actor, and activist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1900 to 1943. Bill was born in 1878 as Luther Robinson in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.

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Luther Elliss

Luther Elliss is a NFL player. Luther was born in 1973 in Mancos, Colorado.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Luther

Luther Jackson Middle School
Luther Sales
Luther Vandross Always And Forever
Luther Vandross Songs
Luther Anger Translator
Luther Place Memorial Church
Luther Season 4
Luther Vandross Never Too Much
Luther College

Alternative Meanings

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

U is for unite, you bring people together.

T is for teacher, you truly are.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

Your name in reverse order is "Rehtul". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ehtlru". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Luther born Sep 5, 1923

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 700. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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