English occupational name

Fletcher Origin and Meaning

The name Fletcher is a boy's name of English origin meaning "arrow-maker".

Fletcher is a common surname with a touch of quirkiness; it definitely fits into the So Far Out It's In category--and moving further in all the time along with other occupational names from Parker to Forester.

One notable historical Fletcher is Fletcher Christian, the British seaman and mutineer portrayed on the screen at various times by Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Marlon Brando and Mel Gibson. A musical namesake is Fletcher Henderson, who was important in the development of big band jazz and swing music.

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Famous People Named Fletcher

  • Fletcher HendersonAmerican big band jazz musician
  • Fletcher PrattAmerican writer
  • Fletcher ChristianEnglish sailor and mutineer on the HMS Bounty
  • Fletcher Bowron35th Mayor of Los Angeles
  • Fletcher CoxAmerican football player
  • Fletcher MarkleCanadian actor
  • Fletcher Farrow Previnson of actress Mia Farrow
  • Fletcher William Ponting (b. 2014)son of cricketer Ricky Ponting & Rianna Cantor
  • Fletcher BeeJones (b. 2008), son of actors Jason Jones and Samantha Bee
  • Ashton Fletcher Irwindrummer of Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Holden Fletcher Fraserson of actor Brendan Fraser
  • Robert Fletcher Morrow (b. 2020)son of YouTuber Britneyandbaby

Fletcher in Pop Culture

  • Fletcher Pumpernickel Quimbymain character on TV's "A.N.T. Farm"
  • Giles Fletchercharacter in G. A. Henty's "St. George for England"
  • Fletcher O'Learycharacter on Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
  • Philip Fletchermain character in G. A. Henty's "St. Bartholomew's Eve"
  • Irwin "Fletch" Fletchermain character in film "Fletch"
  • Fletcher Rennthe last teleporter in the Skulduggery Pleasant series
  • Phineas and Ferb FlynnFletcher, main characters on TV's "Phineas and Ferb"
  • Fletchermain character of the fantasy book series "The Summoner" by Taran Matharu
  • Fletcher Blakecharacter in the 2018 Disney Channel Original Movie/musical "Freaky Friday"