The Meaning of Darth Vader
Updated February 23, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
I've been told that Darth Vader's name in Star Wars means something in another language. Is that true?
According to George Lucas, "Darth" is a variation of "dark," while "Vader" means "father." (The Dutch word for "father" is "vader," but is pronounced differently; the German "vater" has a closer pronunciation to the name.)
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