Meaning and Name Origin
Heath \he(a)-th\ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Heath) is pronounced heeth. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Heath is "heath". Place name. "Heath" is a word for untended land where certain flowering shrubs grow. Football player Heath Shuler; actor Heath Ledger.
Heath is a very popular first name for males (#524 out of 1220, Top 43%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#545 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Heath for boys. Heath was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #219 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is currently at #930. (2014 Birth Statistics)