What does Heather mean?
Heather /heath-er/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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. 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. in the 1970s, and is at #837 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Hesther. This name tends to be less commonly used than Heather.