Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈloː.taʁ/(German)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Hlothar meaning "famous army", derived from the elements hlut "famous, loud" and heri "army". This was the name of medieval Frankish rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, Italy and France. It was also borne by four earlier Merovingian kings of the Franks, though their names are usually spelled as Chlothar.

Related Names

VariantsChlodochar, Chlothar, Hlothar(Germanic)
Other Languages & CulturesLothaire, Clotaire(French) Lothair(History) Lotario(Italian) Hlūdaharjaz(Old Germanic)
User SubmissionLøðar


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Name Days

Austria: June 15
Austria: December 30


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 853.
Entry updated December 7, 2022