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Gender: Male Meaning of Fletcher: "arrow-maker" Origin of Fletcher: English occupational name Fletcher's Popularity in 2018: #609

The name Fletcher is a boy's name of English origin meaning "arrow-maker". Fletcher is ranked #609 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

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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Popularity

Fletcher is #312 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Fletcher

Pop Culture References for the name Fletcher

Fletch, Flecher

Comments

Koolkitty108 Says:

2019-02-01T04:26:33

Just reminds me of Ant Farm.

hope715708 Says:

2018-04-16T13:19:33

We named our son Fletcher and absolutely love it. It's familiar, but not overused and we've had nothing but positive reactions to it.

littletealeaf Says:

2018-01-02T04:09:18

My son's name. We LOVE it and get so many comments on it! Often shortened to Fletch.

Thepandaprincess223 Says:

2017-01-26T07:19:47

I personally really like the name Fletcher!

Jamie Says:

2016-09-30T12:57:56

Well, if you really want your son to be a business man and you think your name defines or limits what you can be in life, don't name him Fletcher. Maybe Bill, Warren, Larry, Steve or Jeff is better suited for your needs.

trevhutch Says:

2015-12-28T23:08:10

We chose Fletcher for our son. We liked that it was an old name, familiar but not common, easy to spell, and honoured jazz musician Fletcher Henderson (My wife and i met swing dancing). Fletch works nicely as a nickname too.

camianna Says:

2015-07-24T13:28:36

My little brother is a Fletcher and it's perfect for him. I almost want to steal it for my own kiddos!

sullbeck Says:

2015-03-04T12:26:07

I love it but I can't see a business man being called Fletcher, or maybe I could but definitely not an old man with this name!

headintheclouds Says:

2015-01-29T06:32:21

One of the rarer surname names I actually like and would consider using if only I could. What's stopping me is my hesitance to use surname names, and my image of someone named Fletcher/Fletch being either a stereotypical jock/ frat boy, or a silly jokester slacker-type student. And the fact that I can't seem to picture a grown man named Fletcher- the name feels stuck as a little boy or maximum as a college-age student to me.

lesliemarion Says:

2014-03-27T01:34:08

Although it is kind of goofy, I love this name. Fletch is a cute nickname, if rather silly.