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What does Fisher mean?

Fisher Pronunciation of Fisher [fish-er] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Fisher is "fisherman". Occupational name. Actor Fisher Stevens.

Associated with: old english, occupational.


Fisher has 4 variants: Fischer, Fish, Fisscher and Visscher.

Creative forms:
(male) Feser, Fier, ..

(female) Fishra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fisher Kaius (F.K.), ..

How popular is Fisher?

Fisher is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#100 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Fisher reached its peak rank of #768 in the U.S. in 2014, and is currently at #799. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fisher name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fisher outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular related form of Fisher (#799 from recent data) listed in the Top 2000 is Fischer (#1545 from recent data). Adoption of these relations of Fisher was common among parents less than a decade ago (usage of 0.02%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.02%, 2%). Fisher is the longstanding favorite.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fisher, Fischer in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ailmer (see Aylmer), Alister, Arther, Asher, Casper, Caster, Coster, Didier, Dieter, Dizier (see Desiderio), Einer, Elisher, Faber, Fahed, Fajer, Farmer, Feste, Fester, Fidel, Fielder, Fife, Filbert, Filmer, Finbar, Finlea (see Finlay), Finlee, Finley, Finnen, Fisk, Fiske, Folker, Forster, Foster, Fowler, Fraser, Frasier, Frazer, Fryer, Fuller, Fylmer (see Filmore), Gasper, Hiller, Jasper, Jesper, Kaiser, Kasper, Kester, Kidder, Lester, Linder, Lother, Maither, Mather, Miner, Minster, Naseer, Nester, Osher, Osier, Osker, Pieter, Piper, Ridder, River, Silver, Tigger, Topher, Usher, Ussher, Uther, Vester, Vischer, Wilber, Wilder and Wister. These names tend to be more frequently used than Fisher.

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