What does Fletcher mean?
Fletcher /fletch-er/ 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.
Associated with: leader.
(male) Fletchan, Fletchler, ..
(female) Fletchne, Fletchnel, ..
How popular is Fletcher?
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 (#352 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Fletcher for boys. Fletcher reached its highest rank of #315 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is at #706 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Suggested similar names are Aleister, Alester, Altaer, Alter, Ancher, Archer▲, Arther▼, Beacher, Becher, Becker, Beecher, Butcher, Cleander, Decker, Dieter, Eleazer, Elemer, Elisher, Fechin, Feichin, Ferrer, Ferrier, Fester, Fielder, Fischer, Fisher▲, Fisscher (see Fisher), Fitch, Fleicien, Foster▼, Franche, French, Fritzchen, Guenther, Gunther, Kleiner, Lother, Louther, Luther▼, Maither, Mather, Matther, Mercer, Peter▼, Pieter, Slater, Spencer▼, Thacher, Thatcher▲, Uther, Valther, Vischer, Visscher, Walther and Wernher. These names tend to be less frequently used than Fletcher.