July 6, 2016


Fletcher ~ Arrow Maker ~ Origin

Modern parents in search of perfect names are clamoring for the sought-after “it” names from the mid-to-late 1800s. What we think of as quintessential Victorian names like Owen, Ella, Grace, and Isaac have been devoured by today’s parents looking for appealing vintage sounds. But if you're looking for a boys' name off the beaten path, Fletcher is a Victorian name still flying under the modern-day radar. It's a tasteful antique that just might make an appearance on your list of favorites soon. 
A sturdy name meaning “arrow maker” Fletcher has a catchy sound along the lines of Flynn and Archer. And true to those surnames-turned-given names, Fletcher got its start as an occupational surname with roots in Middle English (by way of a Scottish name). But it hasn’t yet recovered since hitting a peak in popularity in 1892.

Fletcher has a unique feel, and it's just starting to catch on. Our most recent name stats (from 2015) show Fletcher at 666, continuing the upward trend it's been on since 2008. Here's a little look at its trend...

So Fletcher may not be as big as it once was in Victorian times, but it's going to continue grabbing the attention of expecting parents.

I'm fond of the nickname Fletch, which may remind you of a mystery-solving reporter played by Chevy Chase in the Fletch films. (Fletcher was the character’s last name.) But whether it brings a particular person or character to mind, the nickname Fletch is both sturdy and adorable, and it gives the button-down full name some versatility that's perfect for the playground.
  • Fletch
Famous Namesakes & Celebrity Babies
  • Fletcher Bee-Jones, son of Samantha Bee and Jason Jones

No comments:

Post a Comment