The name Fletcher is a boy's name of English origin meaning "arrow-maker". Fletcher is ranked #652 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Baby Names Inspired by Athletes and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
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.
Ranked currently at Number 652 in the USA, Fletcher is far more popular abroad, where in 2015 it was 70 in New Zealand and 228 in England and Wales.