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German
"army people"

Luther Origin and Meaning

The name Luther is a boy's name of German origin meaning "army people".
Once restricted to evangelical Protestants honoring the ecclesiastical reformer and theologian Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant revolution. In more recent times it has been favored by parents wishing to honor civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. Luther was a Top 100 name at the turn of the last century, but fell off the list in the early 1990s.
Luther Burbank was an eminent botanist and Luther Vandross was a popular R&B artist. It's the name of a main character on the Disney series Zeke and Luther. The name was given a shot of contemporary energy via Idris Elba's dynamic performance in the eponymous BBC crime drama.

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Famous People Named Luther

  • Luther Ronzoni VandrossJr., American R&B singer
  • Luther (born Lutha) AdlerAmerican actor
  • Luther AllisonAmerican blues guitarist
  • Luther BadgerAmerican lawyer and politician
  • Luther Loide BlissettEnglish footballer
  • Luther BurbankAmerican botanist
  • Luther Roderick CampbellAmerican record executive
  • Luther Andrews DickinsonAmerican rock guitarist
  • Luther Chase GoldmanAmerican naturalist and wildlife photographer
  • Luther James GrosvenorEnglish rock musician
  • Luther Dale HeadAmerican basketball player
  • Luther Martin MagbyAmerican gospel singer
  • Luther MartinAmerican politician
  • Luther RobinsonAmerican football player
  • Luther A Wright Jr.American baseball player
  • Martin LutherGerman Protestant reformer
  • Martin Luther KingJr., American civil rights leader

Luther in Pop Culture

  • Luthisour Jerome "Luther" Wafflesmain character on Disney's "Zeke & Luther"
  • Lutherrecurring character on TV's "Key and Peele" (Obama's anger translator.)
  • Luther Krankcharacter in movie "Christmas with the Kranks"
  • Luther Pinkscharacter in movie "Slow Burn"
  • Luther Wainwrightcharacter on TV's "The Mentalist"
  • Luthercharacter on TV's "Supernatural"
  • John Luthermain character on British TV's "Luther"
  • Luther Collegeschool in Iowa, USA
  • Luther Hargreevesa character from the comic and Netflix show The Umbrella Academy