Meaning and Name Origin
Fletcher \fl(et)-cher\ as a boys' name is pronounced FLECH-er. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Fletcher is "arrow-maker". Occupational name, from Old French flechier, derived from fleche (of Germanic origin). Fletcher Christian was the leader of the mutiny on the "Bounty" in 1789.
Fletcher is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#762 out of 1220, Top 62%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#293 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Fletcher for boys. Fletcher reached its highest rank of #315 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is at #706 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)