French fleur (“flower”), name of a character in Galsworthy's Forsyte Saga.
- A female given name in quiet use since the 1920s.
- 1920 John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga: In Chancery:III: Chapter 14:
- "Ma petite fleur!" Annette said softly.
- "Fleur," repeated Soames: "Fleur! we'll call her that."