Luther Name Meaning & Origin
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).
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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
Luther Perkins, guitar player for Johnny Cash
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Luther a BBC show starring Idris Elba
Luther Manning, the original Deathlok from Marvel comics