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Meaning and Name Origin

Heather \he(a)-ther\ as a girls' name is pronounced HEH-ther. It is of Middle English origin. Flower name: an evergreen flowering plant that thrives on peaty barren lands, as in Scotland. Has an upper-class aura. Actress Heather Locklear.


Variations

Heather has 2 variants: Heath and Hether.


Popularity

Heather is a very popular first name for women (#53 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#19155 out of 88799, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Heather for girls. Heather entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #8 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is at #837 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Heather name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Heather outside U.S.


Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Hesther. This name tends to be less commonly used than Heather.

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