Luther Name Meaning & Origin

Luther

Pronunciation: LOO-thər (key)

Origin of the name Luther:

Derived from the Old High German Hluodohari (famous in war), a compound name composed from the elements hluod (famous) and wīg (war, strife).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Luther: | Edit

Very old-fashioned, but I kind of like it.

Well, I like it because it has a country twang. (Luther played the boogie) by Johnny Cash

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I have this name, hated it and changed it when I was 10! (not legally, I just nick-named myself something else) However, today I like the name. Powerful.

I worked for a guy whose first name was Lothar, and he was called Lou

Nicknames for Luther: | Edit

Lou

Lute

Meanings and history of the name Luther: | Edit

Name is often associated with Martin Luther, the 16th century monk who translated the Bible into German and initiated the Protestant Reformation. The Lutheran church, a major Protestant sect and the state church of most Scandinavian countries, was named after Luther.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr. and his son the famous civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. are both named for Martin Luther.

The name may also be associated with Lex Luthor, comics superhero Superman's arch-nemesis.

Famous real-life people named Luther: | Edit

Luther Perkins, guitar player for Johnny Cash

Luther in song, story & screen: | Edit

Luther a BBC show starring Idris Elba
Luther Manning, the original Deathlok from Marvel comics

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