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.
(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 #666 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.