Meaning and name origin
Fletcher \fl(et)-cher\ as a boy's 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 popular first name for males (#762 out of 1220, Top 62%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#293 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Fletcher for boys. Fletcher reached its highest rank of #315 in the U.S. in 1890-1899. (2014 statistics).