Given Name UTHER

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

From the Welsh name Uthyr, derived from Welsh uthr "terrible". In Arthurian legend Uther was the father of King Arthur. He appears in some early Welsh texts, but is chiefly known from the 12th-century chronicles of Geoffrey of Monmouth.
VARIANTS: Uthyr (Welsh Mythology), Uthyr (Arthurian Romance)

Categories

Arthurian legend, kings, literature
Entry added September 1, 2013