Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage English (Rare)
Pronounced Pron. FE-ther
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Contributor Contrib.dreadfulxsorry on 11/16/2006
Originally an English surname, from Old English feðer "feather". It seems to have referred to someone who dealt in feathers or else it was used as a nickname for someone who was "as light as a feather". It has been occasionally found as a given name since the 1700s.