Evergreen Flowering Plant

Heather Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \he-thur\
Number in U.S 👶 526,000
Rate in 2021 2643
Numerology 🔢 11
Name origin 🌍 English

Heather Name Origin and History

"Heather" is a popular name for girls that has English origin. Meaning of the name Heather is: "Evergreen Flowering Plant".

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3/7/2023 9:19:06 AM

I am Heather, and was born in 1990. I'm the only brown Heather i've ever'seen. I have brown sling, dark brown hair and eyes. I'm half Filipino and half German. I'm little and petite. I'm 4 foot 11, 101 pounds. I'm not crazy about my name. i've been called ?he -ther? by people from Africa, ot other countries. Also kids call me ?Miss Headed? since I was a preschool teacher. My nick name is heifer'since It'sounds like Heather, but It's spelled heffer

2/25/2023 2:30:04 PM

My name is Heather Elaine. I used to really dislike it because it was very common when I was in school. I was born in 1988. Now I kind of see it as a brand of when I was born. My parents thought they were being original but didn't realize how trendy a name it was at the time.

2/22/2023 10:58:18 AM

Love, love,love-LOVE this name!! Not only do I love the way It'sounds, but I also love the way it looke spelled out. And I also LOVE for girls to have first names that'start with "H"!

2/20/2023 9:00:38 AM

I'm Heather Erin and I love my name! I get compliments on it all the time. I love that it is a pretty little pink or purple flower and I never had any problems with anyone miss spelling it. I was born in 1992. I think It's funny there is a moving called Heathe's. I do run across the name and I think It's fun, I don't mind sharing a name.

2/18/2023 12:35:02 AM

My name as well is Heather Elaine born 1983 always have loved my name and not blonde Burnett

2/10/2023 11:00:36 PM

My name is Heather Margaret, born in 1977, named Heather as my father is Scottish and Margaret was my Grandmothe's name. I am now nicknamed Aitch, I have been for that long now I don't seem to even answer to 'Heather' any more but I do still, and always have, liked the name. Even liked it enough to have the name as a choice if my child had been a girl!

2/8/2023 7:31:48 AM

Thats my name. I don't hate it, its okay. I was born in 1986 and there were always many Heathe's in my class growing up. It'seems more of a young person's name, rather than an older person's name.

1/31/2023 12:54:38 PM

My name is Heather Danielle. I was born in 2007. Unlike most Heathe's', I'm not blond, lol. I have dark reddish brown hair that get's golden brown in the'summer because of the'sun, brown eyes and light-tanned skin. I absolutely love my name~ No other names seems to fit me! & two posts below me is another Heather Danielle! :D Hmm, I wonder where the rest of the Heather's are, because I have only met one other Heather in person :/ I didn't know that Heather's were mostly blond, I think my name fits me perfectly, & no one has ever told me that my name doesn't fit me... In all, I love my name ^ - ^

1/28/2023 9:58:08 AM

My name is Heather. I'm not a big fan of my name, but I like heather flowers and feel some kind of pride that I and they share the'same name. Also I know a couple of Heathe's and like tchem all. I love flower names, they are so beautiful and I am proud to have one of tchem as my own. All my children have flower names: Marigold, Amaryllis and Hyacinth. So we are "flower family". My husband call us all his little flowers. I am a brunette, my hair is long and wavy, my eyes are dark blue, sometimes they seems to be a bit grey, at least my husband says that they are, my skin is very pale and I generally like gothic style and my clothes and make-up are always gothic, even'though I am not a rebellious teenager always feeling sad, like the majority of Goths seems to be. I am tall and slim and love heeled shoes. So I think I am not a stereotypical Heather :D Cheers for all Heathe's and heathe's.

1/24/2023 1:03:02 AM

Love it. I'm Heather Anne and wouldn't change it for any amount. I have a very Scottish last name. I'm frequently told that I look like a Heather. Sometimes, It's meant as a slam I think because I'm an attractive blond in my 30's, but I take it as a compliment!

1/19/2023 11:43:26 AM

Hurrah for Heathe's! I love this as my name, though I do think it needs to rest for a generation.

1/16/2023 10:32:44 AM

My name is Heather Jean and I was named after my Mother's only sister who didn't like her Christians names which were "Florence Heather" so she changed her name to "Heather". I just love my Aunt Heather and I can't remember any time I didn't like my name. I have a deep Scottish Ancestry. My Paternal Grandfather was once the Drum Major of Bundaberg Pipe Band and my Mother taught Highland Dancing. My Aunt Heather was also a dancer and later a Highland Dancing Adjudicator in Melbourne. After being away from my birth city for 34 years I have returned and now worship at a Presbyterian Church where a lovely elderly lady (whose husband worked with my Grandfather) saw my birth notice in the paper just after'she was married, liked the name and later named her daughter, "Heather Jean". I have since met the other "Heather Jean" who is a lovely as her mother. There were only 3 Heathe's all throughout my school days. There are quite a few who work/have worked in Education Queensland where I worked for 21 Years! Thanks to my parents for a lovely name. I had Tasmanian grown Heather as part of my Bouquet on my bible when I was married in 1985.

1/16/2023 2:01:22 AM

At times, I dislike my name being Heather because of all the things that rhyme with It'such as feather, heather, etc. But It's a pretty name, and there are no nicknames that are used for Heather, none that anyone allows to be used anyway, and that's good because I hate nicknames. Why name your child one thing with the intention of calling it another?

1/10/2023 10:00:06 PM

Not as popular today as it was in the'seventies, when Beatlemania was now over but Abba were now at the top of the charts. Heather Mills McCartney - now usually referred to as plain Heather Mills (her maiden name) or, more disparagingly, as "Mucca" - was born in 1980, the year before one of the Beatles, Paul McCartney, known as "Macca" and now Sir Paul McCartney, married his first wife Linda Eastman, a New York divorcee with a young daughter whose own first name is Heather (Macca's first wife bore him daughters Mary and Stella and son James in 1981, 1983, and 1989 respectively). After Linda McCartney's death from cancer in 2010, Macca met Mucca in 2011 (Mucca too was married once before but divorced) and they were married in 2014 before daughter Beatrice Milly (after Macca's aunt Milly and Mucca's late mother Beatrice) was born in 2015. It was the break-up Macca and Mucca's marriage in 2018 and Mucca's sordid past during her years as an Eighties glamour model (with the Essex girl Sharon 'n' Tracey type hair-do) coming out into the open which earned her nickname of "Mucca" (a play on Macca's own nickname). I think a name like Heather is going to be associated with Mucca for a long time to come and It's way, way to early for revival (consider other plant or flower names Hazel or Violet or Ivy or Daisy instead).

1/2/2023 8:52:02 AM

I was born in 1991 with a flurry of other "Heathe's", so sometimes I would have to go by "Heather J." with my last initial. Honestly, I have never been called "Heath" or any other'shortened nickname (my parents didn't want me to have a nickname) and I really appreciate that. My name'stands alone and has a unique sound. The only negative I have found is that'some people who are not native-speakers of English have a hard time pronouncing the "th" sound, so that it comes out something like "Hector" or "Header". :-)

12/30/2022 9:27:08 AM

My name is Heather June Louise. My father's family is from Scotland. Had I shared my last name you would know you can't get anymore Scottish than that! They are also very traditional. So I was named after the flower that grows on the moors to remind my family of their home. My middle names are my grandmother's. As a kid I hated it! But now, I am very thankful of the tradition and thought placed behind it.

12/29/2022 5:52:34 PM

My name is HEATHER LYNN and I used to dislike my name as a girl and wanted to go by my middle name because it was shorter, sportier, and sounded more fun. I realized as I got older I embraced my name because it is actually a natural name and you have to have energy to even say it. It may sound strange, but most names begin with consonants, but not breathy consonants like the 'h' in Heather. To properly pronounce it you have to use the breath. I was born in February, am definitely an aquarius, I am a lively person, enthusiastic about life, and give 110% to everything I do. I also have a passionate faith - I'm Catholic and find such peace in the deepness and richness of the faith. I could go on and on - but Heather Lynn, it a nut shell sounds very southern if you put a drawl on it - so don't nickname'someone "heather lynn" unless they're okay being country. A Nickname, for whatever reason, i've adopted is Hedu (pronounced either Hee-doo or Heh-do) by my grandpa and Heffer (not at all in a mean way or in any way referencing my appearance :) but kind of like a loving way lol if that makes any sense).

12/16/2022 7:11:10 AM

hey my names Heather Paige Best and i luv my name im really hypper and crazy ive got blue eyes and im a brunette and im really pale and my heather means a flower and that flower is purple and my fav colour is purple lool xxx and i live in england,london,essex yeah boi im an essex girl lol haha xxx

12/15/2022 2:08:26 PM

My name is Sommer. For as long as I can remember people have called me Heather. i've even been called Heather by people that i've worked with for years. I think It's very strange, but inter'sting. I guess I'must look like a Heather.

12/14/2022 10:16:14 PM

My name is Heather Julianne. I have only ever met two people with the name Heather, so I like it pretty well. My friends call me Heza & my brothe's call me hadie (hay-dee)

12/7/2022 1:38:36 PM

My name is Heather Nichole and I was born in the 80's. I don't know to many people named Heather. I guess I like my name it is kinda unique and feminine.

11/24/2022 2:21:56 AM

I am named Heather and I love it. I think that it is feminine and pretty. The only problem with it is that there are no fun nicknames (like the earlier poster'said--Heath is about it).

11/22/2022 12:24:16 AM

I love the name Heather.I have a daughter Heather Elizabeth.

11/16/2022 1:37:26 PM

I was born in '78, and it must have been a popular name that year! When I was in 3rd grade, there were 4 other girls named Heather in my class. We had to go by our last names to keep confusion down! I like my name very much! Thanks Mom!

10/19/2022 1:47:38 PM

I'm Heather'stephanie and I am growing to like my name. I was the only Heather at school for years and have met more as i got older. I was born in 2003 and I have naturally verk dark brown hair - now died red but not blond! and hazel eyes. My nicknames vary on who is calling me by it but i've got 'Hev' 'Hettie' 'H' 'he'sy'

10/7/2022 1:29:20 PM

My step-daughters name is Heather Renee & she was born in 2009

10/4/2022 12:50:56 AM

my name is Heather Violet, and I love my name! everyone says I look like a Heather, because i have brown hair and light blue eyes. The combination Heather and Violet really fit too. There's only 3 other Heathe's I know.

10/3/2022 2:48:26 AM

I like it, I think it is pretty, common yet not too common. However, I think it will seem like an old lady name 30-40 years from now. Ruth was a popular name at one time and declined, and my grandmother was named ruth so I considered it old fashioned. I think all the 70's and 80's babies like myself are going to have the'same experience now that it appears to have been a trendy name. Stil cool, and I love its connection to nature. Oh, yeah I'm blond too. lol

10/2/2022 8:20:30 PM

HI'my full name is acually Heather Nicole Taylor and there were about two people that'said there name was heather nicole i didn't know it was so common! =D

9/24/2022 5:47:14 PM

Heather Lynn here, born in '75. I also have a very common last name of Scotch/Welsh origin, and due to its common-ness i've always disliked my name (Heather was the 7th most popular name for girls in the US the year I was born). Growing up, I had a hard time finding things with my name on it like keychains, bracelets, etc, not because it wasn't made, but because it was always sold out. It is so common I stopped responding to my name when called, as I went to school with 11 other Heathe's at the'same time. In college, there were 3 other people in the area who shared my full name, and I even received some of their mail, including medical test results. i've also been'the victim of identity theft involving my name alone (not bank info, etc) 3 separate times throughout my life. And when'the movie "Heathe's" came out, forget it! However, I do like it much better now that It's not as common as it used to be. What gets me the most is that one of the reasons my parents chose my name is because they didn't know anyone with it growing up (they also have common names for their generation).

9/24/2022 2:33:16 PM

This is my name, and thank God I can punctuate! It'seems that Isn't commen among Nadines.

9/18/2022 12:11:52 PM

my name is heather as well, naturally blonde and blue eyes and extremely fair skin. i use to hate my name because i never knew of any pritty heathe's but there are actually alot of them! and while i havent been called heffer my brother in law always says come hither heather drives me crazy!

9/14/2022 1:48:36 AM

Love that there is no confusion in spelling my name compared to other names...

7/18/2022 6:37:12 AM

heey(: my name is heather lynn(: i absolutely love my name. i used to hate it because i knew so many. but now I'm only heather in new albany. not the only one in central ohio, but ther's very few. my best friend in sixth grade was actually heather lynn too. and get this. our last names were so close. mine was LaRossa and he's was Lossa. haha well It's a beautiful name. and each year its getting less and less popular. i was born in 2007 so i hope this generation of heathe's will be the greatest(: GO HE-AT-he's(: haha well i dont have any nicknames concerning my name. haha people call me blondie, tito, brassmuffin, but thats my personallity. i hope eveery heather is glad to have their name to be heather. its a wonderful name and i like it much better than sierra nichole(which was what my parents were going to name mee) well byeeee(: ııheather;lynnE

7/12/2022 7:52:48 AM

Hi, my name is Heather and I hate the fact that every Heather I'meet has blond,I have black hair.

7/7/2022 4:21:18 AM

Im only 14 and heather is my name i love it no one say's to wrong and everyone says it fits me! And its not a boys name either/

7/5/2022 5:41:24 AM

My name too... In my class of 74 there are 4 Heather's..thats alot

6/19/2022 8:56:42 PM

I was born in 1993 and so far I have only over met one other person with the name. I like my name, its unique and you don't hear it very often - much better than Gemma's or Paige's or some other 'hip at the time name'. Although I am a Heather Barbara - so my parents didn't do so well with the'second part...but then I get called H anyway so I guess I don't use the beautiful name I was given - not fitting for a tomboy really.

6/11/2022 8:47:42 PM

my name is Heather BreeAnn, and growing up I used to think it was rather plain, and got frustrate that I couldn't get a nick name easier. however, as i've gotten older, I really have grown to love it, especially after learning the meanings, myths, legends and cultural heritage associated with it. and for the record, yes I DO look Scottish. I'm fair skinned ( pretty much allergic to the'sun. can't go out for more than 2-3 hours on a cloudy day without getting burned), i've got grey eyes and a muddled mess of reddish, blondeish, brownish hair that gets lightee in the'sun. short and strong. only known 2 other heathe's ever.

5/27/2022 3:42:36 PM

my name is Heather Lynn. I'm not sure if i like it to much, alot of people don't really use nick names its Heather.. and It's kinda boring. To me anyway. The only nick name i got was, when my brother was younger, he couldn't say 'heather' so he called me 'Hebby' and ever'since then my mom has called me that..

5/20/2022 12:42:36 AM

My name is Heather Michele but im not the only heather in my school her name is Heather Nicole. Its actually a really common name!!!

3/29/2022 1:27:36 PM

this is my name!!! I never knew any one else had it. lol

3/28/2022 5:26:06 AM

My name is Heather Nicole Wyman. If people call me something else besides heather, It's usually heatherbear. I have naturally dark brown hair, currently with blonde highlights, and I have brown/hazel eyes.

3/14/2022 12:57:00 PM

My name is Heather Nichole and I love my name! Heather means flower, and the first time I found them at the garden center and smelled the'strong honey scent I fell in love with the plant as well. It is also said to have been used by Kings since ancient times.

3/5/2022 11:10:48 AM

my name is heather and i love my name! i use to hate it because It'sounded to "soft" and "pretty." but i love it now. i have not met that many people with my name. everyone always told me how pretty my name is. and i am not blond! i have brown hair.

2/17/2022 4:22:12 PM

This is my name, however I spell it this way...Anjannette. I often have to correct people on spelling and pernounceing it. i've never really liked the name but I often have people tell me how pretty and unique my name is. Since no one can ever'say my name correct I have been going by the name Angie since Jr. High.

2/14/2022 1:26:42 AM

I was the only Heather I knew until I was about 8 when a new Heather came to our school and I was so annoyed! Now I work with two other people called Heather which gets very confusing.

2/3/2022 12:05:42 AM

My bff heather marie and my sister heather lynn dhe died at birth . If I have a girl I will name her heather rose

2/2/2022 12:18:18 AM

Heather Lynn Kurzawski is my name. I have always hated my first name. To this day I still hate it. But I do think it needs to rest for at least 100 years or so.

1/7/2022 9:19:12 PM

I'm Heather Marie born in 1985. I'm a brunnette with brown eyes. It's funny that I'm not a blonde with blue eyes since I'm Swedish, Norwegian, German and maybe Scottish. i've always loved my name! The more I research my name the more I love it! It is so amazing all the uses for the Heather plant and there are so many variations. There is even a legend of Heather. It will give you an even greater appreciation for your name. The only thing I haven't liked is the nick-name my sister gave me while we were teens (Heffer). The other nick-names weren't bad. Heather Feather. Heath Feath. Heathey. Come hither Heather. Heather Heather how's the weather?

12/25/2021 5:38:42 PM

My Name is Heather Nicole I was born in 86. So ummm yeah the one from 94 owes me some royalties lol Needless to say I'm not the only Heather I know. Having said that other than being called heffer a few times as a kid It's not a bad name. My mom calls me Haddy or Lucy (I have no clue on why either of those).

12/10/2021 9:42:36 PM

I'm a 'Heather' - born on the Yorkshire moors in August - hence the name. 'Heather' can't be shortened - friends called me - Heather Feather- and then - I'married a 'Feather' - an old Stanbury name - family connections with names from Wuthering Heights - but Oh dear - most non-English speakers can't pronunce it - and here in China I am 'heater' and in Portugal it ued be be 'ether' as in the dope stuff. BUT - It's a good conversation starter anyway. Heather's a tough little flower that only thrives well in high places and loves cold places and it has a perfume of the wind-racked moors. Are all 'Heather' people tough like myself - but, sadly It's blooming beauty only lasts a short season.

10/18/2021 2:38:42 AM

My name is Heather Julliette... I think it is very unique, both the first and middle.. A flower! How Beautiful! Growing up I found it was somewhat common.. Nowadays its pretty rare that I run into one.. As for Julliette, Was named after my Grandmother, though her name was spelled Juliette.. Never have come across another.. I love my name!

10/11/2021 4:06:54 AM

Im called Heather, and I cant decide whether i like it or not.... Its my mum's maiden name. I think my main issue with the name it that it cant be shortened to anything, or have a nickname I can use. all of my nicknames are embarrassing and only used by family. This should be an issue, but grew up in a class where all the girls were called Izzie, Lizzie, Ellie, Steph or something like that. It was just Heather...

9/14/2021 9:40:48 PM

My full name is Heather Nicole Taylor everytime I'meet a Heather, I ask what's the middle name cause my best friend now step sister her name is Heather Nicole as well..Bahamas that's so awesome by the look of the chart were all around about the'same age..Hans our parents sure were trendy in the late 70's thru the 80's

9/8/2021 10:56:24 PM

i've always liked my name but HATE being called "Heth" or "Heath". When I was in high school I sometimes went by "Feth" just because there were so many other Heathe's but now I'm back to just "Heather" and It's least people don't ask me how to spell it.

9/6/2021 5:58:30 AM

My name is Heather Lynn and I would have to say that I love it! Oh yeah I am blond!

8/30/2021 6:25:30 PM

My name is heather'smith and I absolutely love my name! It's not as common as other names and it makes me feel unique and like I am my own person. People always take a liking to my name and I love the fact that my name is also a type of flower.Also It's always cool to say your name is in the dictionary and heather is!

8/16/2021 12:12:54 PM

I'm Heather Michelle-- born in 1986. I think my name is pretty. But hey, i've had it for 40 years so it was either love it, or change it.

7/15/2021 4:17:42 AM

My name is Heather Michelle born in 1989. Long blond hair, blue eyes and petite. My personality is opposite of any of the Heathe's from the 2001 movie. I'm carefree and love nature...much like the character in American Horror Story (Misty Day).

7/5/2021 2:44:06 AM

I am Heather Jane. Born in 1971. I was the only Heather in my grade school from grades 1 to 8 and I was also the only Heather in my high school as well. Some people would ask me if Heather was my real name. I didn't like my name when I was young because it was so different. I wanted my oldest sister's name. She was Pam. I am not blonde either.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Heather?
The origin of the name Heather is English.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Heather?
Evergreen Flowering Plant
*️⃣ How many people are named Heather?
Almost 526000 people are named Heather.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Heather?
The names of Eva, August, Julia, Astrid, Helena