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In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire there is a character named Fleur Delacour.
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2005
Fleur Delacour means 'flower of the court' in French.
-- miraclegirl80  8/22/2005
Fleur Delacour actually means flower of the heart.
-- Anonymous User  2/8/2007
The name Fleur Delacour actually does mean "flower of the court". The French word for heart is "le coeur", which sounds similar but is a completely different word. Also "la cour" is grammatically feminine, whereas "le coeur" is grammatically masculine.

This is not a common name at all, and I have never before heard it used.
-- Bastien Rosier  3/13/2008
Fleur Delacour's middle name is Isabelle.
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2011
In the Alchemy, a book by Gilbert Morris and Lynn Morris, there is a character named Fleur Avenall.
-- Anonymous User  9/28/2005
My daughter would be Fleur, as her name is a delicate yet beautiful name for a strong girl like my daughter. Long live the name Fleur and my daughter too.
-- hanzdouglas  10/6/2006
I first saw this name in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I really love it and think it's so pretty. I love French names, they're so delicate and beautiful.
-- Anonymous User  10/23/2006
I love this name, it is so sweet and innocent!
-- Anonymous User  11/20/2006
Just listen to it! It reminds me of McFlurry at McDonald's.
-- Tango  2/23/2007
Liked this name a lot better before Fleur from Harry Potter came about. She created one of those associations I don't like. The name is still awesome though.
-- YMPvt  3/21/2007
It's a bit frilly, but still I like it.
-- Surreal  7/21/2007
Fleur is a gorgeous name. :) So French and perfect.
-- hanzdouglas  7/25/2007
Why is the usage English when this is a French word and name? [noted -ed]
-- bobcat_explorer  8/5/2007
I have learned not to trust this site too much when it comes to the usage of a name. A lot of English names are used in the Netherlands as well and that's never stated here. I've never actually met a French girl named Fleur but I'm sure they use it, it's very nice!
-- renee06  8/29/2007
Between 1900-2006, 3421 babies were named Fleur in France. 158 in 2006. A very uncommon but old French name. St Fleur of Beaulieu (also known as Flora) is notable as is the Harry Potter character.
-- Anonymous User  1/24/2008
This name may have a cute meaning, but it sounds flat out ugly. It also sounds quite pretentious in English usage, and I once got exposed to the cruel, cold-hearted, nasty writing of a Scottish poet with this name (her surname escapes me). Now the name always makes me think of the visceral reaction I got to her writing and attitude.
-- slight night shiver  4/22/2008
A variation on this name is Blancefleur, one of the main characters in "Floris and Blancefleur". It's a medieval Dutch love story.
-- Lilia Nigra  4/26/2008
Can either sound really pretty or really pretentious. Depends on the bearer, I guess. I happen to like it.
-- amishigloo  6/25/2008
Nice idea, but it sounds horrible in English. Fluuurrr. Like "Urgh". Or a bit like Claire in a Scouse accent. It also gives off a pretentious, precious vibe. Plus, it reminds me of a character I found really, really irritating on Home and Away, oh, about 10 years ago, but she was that annoying that I see her face when I hear the name! I do like Fleur Delacour in Harry Potter, though!
-- aquamarina  8/4/2008
Very pretty. Sounds fine in an English accent.
-- Anonymous User  8/25/2008
Prominent New Zealand-born, British-based poet Fleur Adcock (b. 1934), recipient of the Queen's Medal for Poetry in 2006.
-- Jonquil  10/15/2008
I think this is one of the prettiest one-syllable female names; I like the fact that it has historic roots, having been used occasionally in Angevin England owing to Norman influence, and is not a mere concoction of John Galsworthy.
-- Jonquil  10/15/2008
I think the original fictional bearer was Fleur Forsyte, daughter of Soames and Annette, in John Galsworthy's "The Forsyte Saga" published in the 1920s.
-- Jonquil  3/22/2009
This name is ugly. It looks like the Dutch name Floor, only pronounced in a "fancy" way. This name makes me think of a snooty faux-French girl who is obsessed with fashion and poodles.
-- bananarama  4/19/2009
Beautiful. Makes me think of some medieval Norman beauty.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2009
American writer Fleur Cowles (1908-2009). Her birth name was Florence Friedmann.
-- Jonquil  6/10/2009
Fleur Agema is a Dutch politician.
-- vomiting  9/11/2009
Fleur manages to come across as both an undeniably feminine and also no-nonsense name.
-- vomiting  9/11/2009
The fleur-de-lis has been used as royal symbol and as a symbol for the Virgin Mary in religious art.
-- bathos  4/23/2010
In Australia, Fleur is a brand of tampon. No matter how nice it sounds, you would have to hold a gun to my head to make me put my child through the agony of this name and its association.
-- chocolatefrog  6/29/2012
Fleur Delacour is the Beauxbatons champion for the Triwizard Tournament, in Harry Potter.
-- Anonymous User  5/19/2013
This name sounds so delicate and innocent. I would like it as a middle name more than as a first name, though.
-- jay_982  11/16/2013
Well, as the owner/ operator of Fleur, I love my name. It is always a conversation starter. Sure some small minded people feel it necessary to take the mick out of my name - seriously I don't get why, I guess it's just jealousy from having a less unusual name but I've heard it all before. I'm of French Canadian descent, hence how I got my name. Though it is a French name it's not that common there.
-- Fleurzie  6/12/2014

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