Fletcher - boys name

Fletcher name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Fletcher name meaning:

The name Fletcher is of English origin and derived from the occupational surname given to a person who made arrows, specifically a bow maker. The term "fletcher" itself comes from the Old French word "flechier," which means "arrow maker." In medieval times, the fletcher played a vital role in supplying the military and hunters with arrows, an important weapon of the time. As such, the name Fletcher carries connotations of skill, craftsmanship, and precision.

Naming a boy Fletcher can signify a connection to tradition, craftsmanship, and strength. It embodies qualities such as precision, attention to detail, and a deep understanding of the importance of one's work. The name may also evoke imagery of archery and the ability to hit the target, metaphorically representing determination and focus. In a modern context, the name Fletcher can be seen as a reminder of the importance of mastering one's craft and the satisfaction that comes from excelling in a particular field. Overall, the name Fletcher carries a sense of heritage, skill, and dedication.

Origin: French

Arrow maker.



Related names

Fletcher , Fletch

Other boys names beginning with F


Overall UK ranking: 337 out of 4789

135 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (353)

Historical popularity of Fletcher

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