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Fleur

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Gender: Female Meaning of Fleur: "flower" Origin of Fleur: French

The name Fleur is a girl's name of French origin meaning "flower". Fleur and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Fleur is a generic, delicate flower name that emigrated into the English-speaking world when John Galsworthy bestowed it on one of the Forsytes in his celebrated saga. More recently, there was Fleur Delacour, a French witch and the Beauxbatons champion for the Triwizard Tournament in Harry Potter.

Fleur is currently Number 21 in Holland, home of the tulip and other fleurs.

As for the literal translation, Flower, don't forget that it was the name of the little skunk in Bambi.

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Famous People Named Fleur

Fleur Fenton Cowles (born Florence Friedman), American journalist and editor
Fleur de Force, English makeup artist and YouTube personality
Fleur East, British pop singer
Fleur Houdijk, British actress
Fleur Jaeggy, Swiss author who writes in Italian
Fleur van Eeden, South African stuntwoman
Marie-Fleur "Fleur" Agema, Dutch politician and designer
Fleur Nicolette Andrea van de Kieft, Dutch field hockey player
Fleur, Duchess of Württemberg, b. 1977, daughter of Diane, Duchess of Württemberg
Harriet Fleur "Hatty" Dynevor (b. 2003), daughter of actress Sally Dynevor

Pop Culture References for the name Fleur

Fleur Delacour, character in the "Harry Potter" series
Fleur Forsyte, character in John Galsworthy's "Forsyte Saga"
Fleur-de-Lys de Gondelaurier, character in 'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame'
Fleur Pillager, character appearing in many of Louise Erdrich's novels
Fleur Flowers, fairy on animated TV series "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom"
Fleur, character on British TV series 'Being Human'

Fleurine, Fleurette

Comments

Sapphire Says:

2018-12-26T07:19:42

I absolutely LOVE this name it’s so pretty ❤️😍

sophieelise Says:

2018-10-27T00:59:52

Not if you're pronouncing it correctly.

Scarlett_mcm Says:

2017-08-13T00:48:24

I love this name, except not when it is said in English. Everyone says it rhymes with blurr but it's not like that with a French accent.

lemonqueen Says:

2016-07-19T21:33:31

Great name.

Fluffykitten101 Says:

2016-07-19T16:02:28

I disagree. Fleur is beautiful and is pronounced as if you took away the u, you did realize, right?

Ejluehrs Says:

2016-07-05T09:20:14

I met a cute blond Scottish little girl with this name the other day. She was beautiful and had the cutest accent. It made me fall in love with this feminine, free-spirited name!

RoseB Says:

2016-05-18T06:48:36

I love this name . When I was a teenager I knew a girl named Fluer. She was a lovely free spirit. ...it was a pretty name and it suited her. Her full name was Fluerina but everyone calls her Fluer which was nice.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2016-01-28T20:58:55

I'm still learning French. I am going to look more into the pronunciation. In the meantime, I still prefer Flower.

Catherine Rose Says:

2016-01-27T23:08:42

The French pronunciation isn't actually like blur, but there isn't really an English equivalent. So I guess blur will have to do.

autumnreverie Says:

2016-01-24T00:09:13

I don't find it attractive. It sounds like "floor."

headintheclouds Says:

2015-08-28T14:06:45

It's so simple but has a lot of presence and impact. Fleur just sounds very pretty and elegant and sophisticated to me, and I think it sounds perfect paired with a longer lush name, like Fleur Victoria, Fleur Wilhelmina, Alexandra Fleur, Cordelia Fleur... The possibilities are endless :)

Fleur Viertel Torres Says:

2015-05-19T21:07:24

Elizabeth - but then again I may be partial. :)

ThistleThorn Says:

2015-02-15T21:51:45

This is so beautiful, I imagine a little french girl wearing a Barret with this name.

Saffron_Rice Says:

2014-12-13T12:36:07

This is a very pretty name which is reminiscent of the Welsh Fflur which i think was used first in Britain.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:

2014-11-19T02:08:13

It sounds kind of funny to me, and I don't like the way it feels in my mouth.

Fleur Merlingeas Says:

2014-11-19T01:48:04

Fleur is French. There's about 2500 people having that name in France. It wasn't much used in France until in the 1980's when there was a TV series Forsytes with one of the characters having that name. It then appeared in Netherlands and still is used today.

DearestJules Says:

2014-08-06T02:38:52

It doesn't have the same French flair.

kitchi1 Says:

2014-08-06T01:49:24

Okay, thank you! I knew how to pronounce Fleur and Ffion, but not Fflur. Interesting name.

Nooshi Says:

2014-08-04T19:30:16

Fleur: Rhymes with blur, sir and burr (fler).
Fflur: fleer
Ffion: FEE-on

kitchi1 Says:

2014-08-04T18:30:46

Love this name so much. It's so pretty! I would love to be named Fleur.

kitchi1 Says:

2014-08-04T18:30:07

How do you pronounce Fflur? Looks like the same way as Fleur.

Emma_Amy Says:

2014-07-31T13:38:59

My daughter is called Fleur Amy

Guest Says:

2014-07-18T03:07:23

Thank you so much for the name ideas! I love Fleur Elizabeth and Fleur Jessamyn. :) I think you just picked out my daughter's name.

unicornluvgirl Says:

2014-07-16T23:48:39

Fleur Janelle, Fleur Adrienne, Fleur Christine, Fleur Ana, Fleur Isabel, Fleur Amabel, Fleur Diamond, Fleur Jessamyn, Fleur Elizabeth, Fleur Scarlett, Fleur Vivienne. I hope this helps!

TheClockworkPrincess Says:

2014-07-16T17:54:21

What do you think is a good middle name for Fleur? I would like to name my daughter this, but I'm not sure what would sound good as a middle name.

mabespark Says:

2014-07-15T18:15:09

This is really beautiful, but it would sound better if you are French/live in France.

lawsonhaley Says:

2014-07-13T01:55:46

Much prefer this to Flower, but not a big fan of either name. I prefer Fflur or Ffion.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-07-12T23:51:06

Okay. Yeah, that should be helpful : ) Thanks.

Guest Says:

2014-07-12T23:45:52

If you pronounce it with the authentic French twang it's more of an err sound.

divinecalamity Says:

2014-07-12T23:36:34

It's pronounced like blurr with an F

Guest Says:

2014-07-12T23:34:04

well yeah more like that, cure was the first word I thought of

Erinm Says:

2014-07-12T23:19:52

it rhymes with SIR

Nooshi Says:

2014-07-12T23:09:16

When I say it, it rhymes with 'burr', provided the 'rr' sound is non-rhotic. Hope that helped.

Guest Says:

2014-07-12T22:33:00

It rhymes with Cure

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-07-12T22:18:20

How is this pronounced? Is it like Fleer, or Floor, or Flair! ? And also, Flower is much better in my opinions, and I'm real sick of that "skunk in Bambi" comment. It's not a real awful association or anything, and never would have come to my mind.

Guest Says:

2014-06-25T03:35:59

I'm ambivalent toward this name. But anything in French always sounds better :P

Nixmom29 Says:

2014-04-17T10:07:31

That was my Mom's middle name , always thought it was so pretty!

lesliemarion Says:

2014-03-27T01:28:47

OK, but Flora is much stronger.