Fletcher Name Meaning & Origin

Fletcher

Pronunciation: FLEH-cher (key)

Origin of the name Fletcher:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old French flechier (arrow maker), which is from the root flech (an arrow). The name originated in the beginning of the 13th century as an occupational name for a maker or seller of arrows.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Personal experiences with the name Fletcher: | Edit

The entire time I was pregnant with my son, my grandfather called the unborn and unnamed baby "Fletcher" as a joke.

Nicknames for Fletcher: | Edit

Fletch, Finn

Meanings and history of the name Fletcher: | Edit

Fletcher is an 'occupational' name; it means 'arrow-maker'.

Famous real-life people named Fletcher: | Edit

Fletcher Christian, British seaman who seized command of the HMS Bounty.
Fletcher Pratt, American science fiction and fantasy writer.
Fletcher Jones, Australian clothing manufacturer and retailer.
Fletcher Sibthorp, British artist.
Fletcher Webster, American Civil war commander.
Fletcher Henderson, American pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music.
Fletcher Harper, 19th century American publisher and founder of Harper's Magazine.

Fletcher in song, story & screen: | Edit

Fletcher Reede, Jim Carrey's character in the movie "Liar, Liar".
I.M. "Fletch" Fletcher, fictional character featured in Gregory Mcdonald's mystery novels. The series was also made into films starring Chevy Chase.
Series of children books about a fox named Fletcher: "Fletcher and the Falling Leaves", "Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms" and "Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas" by Julia Rawlinson.

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