Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈluː.θəɹ/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From a German surname, itself derived from the Old German given name Leuthar. The surname was borne by Martin Luther (1483-1546), a monk and theologian who started the Protestant Reformation by nailing his famous 95 theses to a church door. It has since been used as a given name in his honour, especially among Protestants. A notable bearer from the modern era was the American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968).

Related Names

RootLuther (surname)
User SubmissionLúther


People think this name is

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Name Days

Denmark: November 10


Depiction of Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1533)Depiction of Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1533)
Martin Luther King (1964)Martin Luther King (1964)


Entry updated April 23, 2024