Gender: Male Meaning of Luther: "army people" Origin of Luther: German

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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ChipmunkGirl Says:


fearlessfirefly LOVE that

fearlessfirefly Says:


I love this name, especially as a middle name. I have Finnian Luther on my list.

Yara Says:


BBC's "Luther" has made this name cool for me.

indiefendi2 Says:


Martin Luther King's name honors Martin Luther too so.... I guess use your own judgment?

vintageluvs Says:


I like this name and thought it was a nice way to honor my Protestant heritage (or rather the crusade of Protestantism for my ancestors) as well as my Protestant faith, but then the Nameberry comment sort of freaked me out. Will people think of Luther more as a way of honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., rather than honring Martin Luther? Would it be easier to go with the more subtle Martin?