Gender: Unisex (Male and Female)
Usage: Heather, of Anglo-Saxon origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a unisex (male and female) name.
People having the name Heather are in general originating from Canada, France, United Kingdom, United States of America.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 11.
The name Heather is ranked on the 79th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 5559800 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.077% of the population.
The name Heather has seven characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Heather for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Heather is a popular English and Scottish given name for girls. It simply means “heather” from the English word for the variety of small shrubs with pink or white flowers which commonly grow in rocky areas. It is derived from Middle English hather. Heath can be used as a male given name. Heather is also a color, a light purple shade with a hint of grey.
English: from the word denoting the hardy, brightly coloured plant (Middle English hather; the spelling was altered in the 18th century as a result of folk etymological association with heath). The name was first used in the late 19th century; it has been particularly popular since about 1950.
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