The surname Hitler is a variation of Hiedler, a surname applied to those who resided near a Hiedl (“subterranean river”). Earlier theories derived the surname from Hüttler (also spelled Huettler), either meaning "one who lives in a hut", from Hütte (“hut”), or from hüten (“guard, look after”).
- A surname of Austrian origin.
- Adolf Hitler, dictator of Germany between 1933 and 1945.
- 1964, David Hugh Freeman, A Philosophical Study of Religion:
- The question makes no sense, unless the questioner is satisfied with such answers as: Death is evil, pain is evil, Hitler is evil.
- 1977, Peter Thomas Geach, Providence and Evil:
- Similarly, the description we give of God’s knowledge concerning Hitler has to be different after Hitler’s death; it is manifest that there has been a change on Hitler’s side, and that this, in view of the logic of omniscience, makes a difference to what we can truly say about God’s knowledge; ...
- 1994, Karen A. Rasler, William R. Thompson, The great powers and global struggle, 1490-1990:
- Mueller is even less convincing in his suggestion that World War II might never have happened if Hitler had never been born.
- 2007, Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion:
- People do evil things (Hitler, Stalin, Saddam Hussein).
Hitler (plural Hitlers)
- (derogatory) An unnecessarily dictatorial person.
- 1986, William Borman, Gandhi and Non-Violence:
- How does he support his position against the prima facie case in favor of the strongly counterintuitive claim that non-violence would necessarily defeat a Hitler?
- Hitler (Adolf Hitler, German dictator)