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What does Fleur mean?

Fleur Pronunciation of Fleur [fleur] as a girls' name is pronounced fleur. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Fleur is "flower". Modern use of the name was introduced by John Galsworthy's novel "The Forsyte Saga" (1922), where one of the main characters is called Fleur. The BBC TV adaptation has made the name even more popular. See also Flora.

Associated with: flower, modern, novel (literary).


Fleur has 3 variants: Fleurette, Fleurine and Florine.

Related girl name: Flower.

6 more relations via Flora: Flo, Flor, Flore, Flori, Florry and Flory.

Creative forms:
(female) Flerah, ..

(male) Fleer, Fler, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fleur Melia (F.M.), ..

How popular is Fleur?

Fleur is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Fleur is an equivalently unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Flo, Flor, Flora (#1362 from current records) and Florine are the prominent variation forms of Fleur (not ranked). These relations of Fleur were at the top of their popularity a century ago (average #961) and have become much less conventional since, with versions like Florine becoming less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Flo, Flor, Flora, Florine in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fleur and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ambur, Fae, Faun, Fe, Febe, Fedra, Fee, Fei, Fern, Fey, Flana, Flick, Flip, Floss, Fred, Freda, Fredi, Fredy, Freya, Nour and Nur. These names tend to be more commonly used than Fleur.

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