Fletcher

First Name
14k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fletcher

"Fletcher" is a name of English origin, and it means "Arrow Maker". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fletch"er
One who fletches or feathers arrows; a manufacturer of bows and arrows.

Etymology: OF. flechier

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Prolific English dramatist who collaborated with Francis Beaumont and many other dramatists (1579-1625)
Wiktionary
  1. An occupational surname​, from the profession of fletcher.
  2. A ghost town in California.
  3. A town in North Carolina.
  4. A village in Ohio.
  5. A town in Oklahoma.
  6. A town in Vermont.

Notable Persons Named Fletcher

Fletcher H Christian was a master's mate. Fletcher was born on September 25th, 1764 in Moorland Close, Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England, Great Britain. He left this life on September 20th, 1793.

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Fletcher Henderson was a jazz and swing music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1921 to 1921. Fletcher was given the name James Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr. on December 18th, 1897 in Cuthbert, Georgia, United States. Fletcher is also known as Smack" Henderson. He breathed his last breath on December 29th, 1952.

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Fletcher Cox is a football player for the Philadelphia Eagles. Fletcher was born on December 13th, 1990 in Yazoo City, Mississippi.

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Christian Finnegan is a comedian. Christian was given the name Fletcher Christian Finnegan on April 1st, 1973 in Albany, New York.

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Fletcher Bowron was a 35. His most notable accomplishments were from 1938 to 1953. Fletcher was born on August 13th, 1887 in Poway, California. He left this life on September 11th, 1968.

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Fletcher was born on June 3rd, 1993.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Fletcher

Steven Fletcher is a soccer player for the Olympique de Marseille, Sunderland A.F.C., Hibernian F.C., Burnley F.C., Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Scotland national under-20 football team, Scotland national under-21 football team, and Scotland national football B team. Steven was born on March 26th, 1987 in Shrewsbury, England.

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Ashley Fletcher is a soccer player for the Barnsley F.C. and Manchester United F.C. Ashley was born on October 2nd, 1995 in Keighley, England.

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Louise Fletcher is an actress. Her career lasted from 1958 to 2012. Louise was given the name Estelle Louise Fletcher on July 22nd, 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

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Darren Fletcher is a soccer player for the West Bromwich Albion F.C., Manchester United F.C. Reserves, Academy, Manchester United F.C., Scotland national under-20 football team, Scotland national under-21 football team, and Scotland national football B team. Darren was born on February 1st, 1984 in Dalkeith, Scotland.

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Dexter Fletcher is an actor, writer, and director. He was most active from 1976 to present. Dexter was born on January 31st, 1966 in Enfield, London, England.

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Tom Fletcher is a musician, singer-songwriter, and author. Tom was given the name Thomas Michael Fletcher on July 17th, 1985 in Harrow, London, England.

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How popular is the baby name Fletcher in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 25 0 25
1881 34 0 34
1882 21 0 21
1883 27 0 27
1884 27 0 27
1885 24 0 24
1886 38 0 38
1887 21 0 21
1888 36 0 36
1889 32 0 32
1890 23 0 23
1891 28 0 28
1892 45 0 45
1893 32 0 32
1894 27 0 27
1895 38 0 38
1896 31 0 31
1897 36 0 36
1898 33 0 33
1899 34 0 34
1900 53 0 53
1901 33 0 33
1902 37 0 37
1903 33 0 33
1904 35 0 35
1905 35 0 35
1906 29 0 29
1907 44 0 44
1908 39 0 39
1909 37 0 37
1910 54 0 54
1911 51 0 51
1912 89 0 89
1913 94 11 83
1914 106 0 106
1915 149 10 139
1916 149 0 149
1917 159 5 154
1918 169 7 162
1919 139 0 139
1920 123 0 123
1921 170 5 165
1922 145 0 145
1923 145 7 138
1924 157 0 157
1925 150 8 142
1926 156 9 147
1927 143 8 135
1928 135 6 129
1929 133 7 126
1930 128 7 121
1931 100 0 100
1932 118 5 113
1933 128 0 128
1934 116 0 116
1935 104 0 104
1936 99 5 94
1937 107 0 107
1938 105 0 105
1939 102 0 102
1940 99 5 94
1941 95 0 95
1942 111 0 111
1943 102 0 102
1944 111 6 105
1945 91 0 91
1946 106 0 106
1947 98 0 98
1948 132 0 132
1949 128 5 123
1950 120 0 120
1951 113 0 113
1952 103 0 103
1953 100 0 100
1954 96 0 96
1955 107 0 107
1956 74 0 74
1957 94 0 94
1958 86 0 86
1959 74 0 74
1960 74 0 74
1961 91 0 91
1962 73 0 73
1963 75 0 75
1964 85 0 85
1965 79 0 79
1966 68 0 68
1967 72 0 72
1968 63 0 63
1969 64 0 64
1970 75 0 75
1971 69 0 69
1972 42 0 42
1973 39 0 39
1974 51 0 51
1975 54 0 54
1976 56 0 56
1977 55 0 55
1978 51 0 51
1979 53 0 53
1980 60 0 60
1981 44 0 44
1982 52 0 52
1983 45 0 45
1984 73 0 73
1985 91 0 91
1986 97 0 97
1987 88 0 88
1988 74 0 74
1989 86 0 86
1990 66 0 66
1991 75 0 75
1992 72 0 72
1993 91 0 91
1994 94 0 94
1995 83 0 83
1996 94 0 94
1997 84 0 84
1998 102 0 102
1999 123 0 123
2000 133 0 133
2001 131 0 131
2002 155 0 155
2003 160 0 160
2004 174 0 174
2005 159 0 159
2006 174 0 174
2007 207 5 202
2008 196 0 196
2009 221 0 221
2010 237 0 237
2011 232 0 232
2012 285 0 285
2013 284 0 284
2014 341 0 341
2015 393 7 386
2016 401 0 401

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Popularity of Fletcher as a first name

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Popularity of Fletcher as a last name

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Common last names for Fletcher

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Harris
  • White
  • Wilson
  • Jackson
  • Miller
  • Martin
  • Walker
  • Anderson
  • Thompson
  • Phillips
  • Thomas
  • Moore
  • King

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fletcher U.S.
  White 72.86% 64.26%
  African American 20.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.74% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.60% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fletcher

People with the last name Fletcher are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Fletcher

  • How Popular is the name Fletcher? Fletcher is the 2,091st most popular name of all time. As a last name Fletcher was the 382nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fletcher have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,516 babies born with the first name Fletcher in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fletcher to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fletcher? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 25 new born babies.
  • When was Fletcher first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fletcher is Friday, February 12th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Fletcher born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fletcher was in 2016 with a total of 401 babies.
  • Random Fletcher Factoid: According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fletcher is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1950.
  • Weird things about the name Fletcher: Your name in reverse order is Rehctelf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Teherlfc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fletcher? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 83,063 people with the last name Fletcher.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fletcher? Fletcher was ranked as the 382nd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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