Male, Surname names

Guthrie

Guthrie comes from a Scottish surname with various possible meanings:

  • as a Scottish surname it’s a locational name for someone who came from a place called Guthrie. It’s an anglicizes form of Scottish gaothair meaning “windy place”, a derivative of gaoth (wind) which ultimately derives from a PIE origin;
  • it could also be an anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic mag Uchtre meaning “son of Uchtre”, Uchtre a personal name of uncertain origin though perhaps linked to uchtlach “child”;
  • Guthrie could also be an anglicized form of Irish Ó Fhlaithimh meaning “descendant of Flaitheamh”, the latter a byname meaning “prince, ruler” via Old Irish flaith (prince; ruler)

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: various such as “windy place” or “son of Uchtre” or a byname “prince, ruler”

Usage: Scottish, English

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Variants:

  • Guthry (Scottish)
  • Guthery (Scottish)
  • Gutherie (Scottish)
  • Guthree (English)

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