Fisher comes from an English surname, an occupational name for someone who was a fisherman, though it may have also been used as a locational name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river which comes from the Old English term fisc-gear (fish weir). As an Irish surname, Fisher was used as a translation of Ó Bradáin meaning “descendant of Bradán”, the latter a Gaelic name meaning “salmon”. In Arthurian legend, the Fisher King (also known as the Maimed King or the Wounded King), an enigmatic figure who is the last in a long line of those who guarded the Holy Grail.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Fischer (German)


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