What does Heather mean?
Heather [heath-er] as a girls' name is pronounced HEH-ther. It is of Middle English origin. Flower name: an evergreen flowering plant (Middle English hather, associated etymologically with heath) that thrives on peaty barren lands, as in Scotland. Has an upper-class aura and first used in the late 19th century. Actress Heather Locklear.
(female) Heathlen, Heathna, ..
(male) Heathler, Heathley, ..
How popular is Heather?
Heather is a very popular first name for women (#53 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#18883 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Heather for girls. Heather entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #8 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #837 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)