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What does Fleur mean?

Fleur Pronunciation of 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 Fl-, flower, modern, novel (literary)


VARIANTS Fleurette, Fleurine, Florine


RELATIONS VIA FLORA Flo, Flor, Flore, Flori, Florry, Flory

(female) Fieur, ..

(male) Fler, ..

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?

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-sounding 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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