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Heather

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Meaning and origin
Heather is a English girl name. The meaning of the name is `heather `.


Where is it used?
The name Heather is mainly used in English.

What Heather`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Heather:
    Being married to one! There's nobody sweeter than Heather Rachelle.
    The worst thing about the name:
    My wife tells me Heathers are tenacious. Sometimes get a little too much unwanted attention.
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    Guess I would be Kayden for that is what I am.
    Extra information:
    Because of my Heather, we discovered and love the music of Heather Nova.
  2. The best thing about the name Heather:
    not many people are Heathers and they're usually nice, pretty and the name heather is easy to say and has a feminine touch.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Heather Feather:p well its not that bad...
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    I like the name Christin, Gia, And Ariana.
    Extra information:
    REAL LIFE HEATHERS are not mean...but we CAN be dramatic :)
  3. The best thing about the name Heather:
    It is cute
    The worst thing about the name:
    Some people call me Feather
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    My name would be Athena my favorite greek goddess (:
    Extra information:
    Some people call me Mousefur
  4. The best thing about the name Heather:
    It describes me in so many ways. Don't believe the stereotypes because as usual they are wrong!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nicknames
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    I would be named Taylor.
    Extra information:
    I only know know one Heather other than myself.
  5. The best thing about the name Heather:
    Pretty name, lovely Scottish flower. Strong and won't go away!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Heather Feather. Enough said.
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    If I named myself it would be either Luna or Katniss... both book characters I love. My parents would have called me David if I was a boy.
    Extra information:
    Can shorten to Thea or Heath. NOT Heathe, that's irritating!
  6. The best thing about the name Heather:
    It's unique and a pretty name!
    The worst thing about the name:
    It's hard to make a nickname for
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    I have no idea lol
    Extra information:
    I'm the only person in my school with the name heather
  7. The best thing about the name Heather:
    On the surface you are named for a shrub, albeit, delicate looking. In reality, heather is a tough plant & will come back after being mown. Love the contrast.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Too many people with same name, growing up. So many in fact, it wasn't unusual to have more than one classmate with the same beginning initial in our last names, as well.
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    My mother said I would be a Stephanie.
    Extra information:
    I love this name for tom-boys. Delicate in appearance, yet made of sterner stuff!
  8. The best thing about the name Heather:
    It does reflect my gaelic roots!
    The worst thing about the name:
    It can't be shortened and I hate the rhyming nicknames.
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    Something obscurely gaelic. Like Aoibheann
    Extra information:
  9. The best thing about the name Heather:
    It's pretty and unique and it's just a gorgeous name and Heathers are gorgeous flowers
    The worst thing about the name:
    The nicknames, to name just a few: Heather Feather, Heather Macfeather, Heather who knows the weather, Heather in leather, Heather leather, Heath, Hev, Heether, Heffer, Hezza, Hessa, Hes, Hezzy, Hezzy Bobs, etc. . . Also, the film Heather's makes us seem really mean, which I don't think I am.
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    It would be Andrew (if I was a boy) or Heidi (which isn't that bad)
    Extra information:
    I only know 2 Heather's in R/L: me and another girl, so I don't see how it can be that popular. . . but I love it anyway!
  10. The best thing about the name Heather:
    I'm a bit of a hippy so I love my 'nature' name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    All other Heather's I have met are mean, rude, and hateful. Also blonde. I'm not like that at all I'm actully very reserved and quite. Though I tend to get judged on my name before people meet me! :(
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    My name would be Nicole according to my mom. My Dad jokes and says he'd name me Taylor so my initials could be TNT.
    Extra information:
    My sister is named Erica and unknowingly my parents named me Heather. It's funny because the genus of the Heather flower spicecies is Erica. The Erica is another name for the Winter Heather. I only know this because I'm a biology nerd lol!:)
  11. The best thing about the name Heather:
    A lot of people I know love to say my name. They think it's pretty.
    The worst thing about the name:
    I don't look like one. People tease me with Heather Feather, but I don't really care because they are just having fun.
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    It would be Vanessa according to my mom (since her name starts with a V) or another H name (like my dad's)
    Extra information:
    The flowers are gorgeous. I wish I could visit a place where there are a bunch of Heathers and just lay there. ;)
  12. The best thing about the name Heather:
    It's never mispronounced & not over the top.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Being called Heather feather :[
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    Gabriella
    Extra information:
  13. The best thing about the name Heather:
    i am a purple flower and my name isnt that common anymore
    The worst thing about the name:
    people call me feather, the weather girl
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    if my name wasnt heather it would me miley
    Extra information:
  14. The best thing about the name Heather:
    Its not a very common name for a black chick with dred locs like me!
    The worst thing about the name:
    I wish I had a nick name,but the old I get, the more I love it!
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    Jessica Lynn
    Extra information:
    I wasnt always a fan of my name, but I love to see people's reaction when I tell them my name, then they tell me how beautiful it is!
  15. The best thing about the name Heather:
    I like the sound of it and that it is a purple irish flower!
    The worst thing about the name:
    That there have always been so many of us! I was always Heather G. in my class since there were so many others.
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    it would have been Whitney. I always wished it had been that. But there are many names that would not have suited me, so I am ok with Heather.
    Extra information:
    My kids have unique names since I am Heather and my husband is John.
  16. The best thing about the name Heather:
    not very common
    The worst thing about the name:
    getting called heffer or feather
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    (according to my parents) it would have been lindsey
    Extra information:
  17. The best thing about the name Heather:
    It is the name of a beautiful Irish flower. I think it's wonderful to be able to say my parent's named me after a flower.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People make up stupid nicknames like 'Heather Feather'. I've only let ONE person get away with calling me Feather.
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    It would be something like Lilliana, Cora, or Jessica. Maybe even Apryl. But NEVER EVER Jillian.
    Extra information:
    Hmm.. I think I've said enough to gget my point across that I love my name...
  18. The best thing about the name Heather:
    its named after a mexican flower
    The worst thing about the name:
    everyone rhymes it with weather
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    it would be sophie
    Extra information:
    i love my name and would mever change it
  19. The best thing about the name Heather:
    Its so distinguishable nobody in my school is named Heather.
    The worst thing about the name:
    i get nicknamed Heddie (Cuz im a header)
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    It would be Avery
    Extra information:
    I think it means confident and strong. Nobody can mess with us.
  20. The best thing about the name Heather:
    idk...i just luvv my name and it matches me cuz im a redneck lol:]]
    The worst thing about the name:
    its a freakin plant lol
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    id cry haha
    Extra information:
    umm nope
  21. The best thing about the name Heather:
    it sounds beautiful
    The worst thing about the name:
    being called Heath, no nicknames
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    i love my name
    Extra information:
    there's only 1 other heather in my school. and im in high school!
  22. The best thing about the name Heather:
    I am never confused about my name, when someone call it out,it cant be shorted, or what ever someone thinks there going to call me
    The worst thing about the name:
    if the child is plump she could be called heffer
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    I dont think i would be so sure of my indevisuallity did i spell that wrong? oh out of all the Heathers ive met, all where cool, funny, smart,pretty,(loving down to earth --some but most) bold and sure of themself. some have been snooty..but most not...and we all like our name..i was born in 77 and alot of us where but now, I dont hear it from this generation.
    Extra information:
    the most ive herd is that we dident like that we couldent have a abrvation. but still we think where confident. although when i was about 8 i thought it was weird to say to people. like the way it sounded..but that lasted short while...go for it !!
  23. The best thing about the name Heather:
    Very feminine and beautiful name (meaning lavendar flowering shrub)
    The worst thing about the name:
    Associated with the 1970's era.
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    it would be Renee
    Extra information:
    I love my name and love that it can't be shortened and that there are no alternative spellings.
  24. The best thing about the name Heather:
    people think your sweet.
    The worst thing about the name:
    ppl think because ur heather ur a ditzy caligirl cheerleader
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    i like my name alot
    Extra information:
  25. The best thing about the name Heather:
    I love that its a flower. And my grandma calls me Heather Feather :)
    The worst thing about the name:
    It is WAY to common! I went to school with like 14 Heathers. And that there is no way to shorten it without sounding like a boy.
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    My dad wanted to name me Ethel. Ahh! Thank God my mom came up with Heather!
    Extra information:
    It might be a commen name. But it is pretty.
  26. The best thing about the name Heather:
    It's a pretty name and not too overused in my era
    The worst thing about the name:
    Can't think of any
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    My mom wanted to name me Leah. I like Heather WAYY better
    Extra information:
  27. The best thing about the name Heather:
    I think its special, and from personal experiance i havnt found it to be a very over used name, i still think its pretty special.
    The worst thing about the name:
    when i was little i thought my name was a bit cheesy, being scotish and named after a scottish plant, but now thats one of the reasons i love my name.
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    i just wouldnt be me!
    Extra information:
    its a pretty god name if your looking for one that cant be shortnened, im pretty sure the only nickname for heather is hes.
  28. The best thing about the name Heather:
    I think it looks and sounds pretty
    The worst thing about the name:
    People think it sounds like a stripper name, I hate being called everything that rhymes with Heather example: Heather Feather! And I hate how people are so stereotypial on the name, thinking we are all backstabbers, rude, mean, etc....
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    It would have been Isabella Lucinda
    Extra information:
    I have never seen the movie Heather's but now I have to see it! All in all I couldn't imagine being called anything else, my mother thinks it's beautiful and that makes me feel beautiful, and that's what matters.
  29. The best thing about the name Heather:
    It just flows wonderful!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Everyone I know is named heather. 4 out of 5 friends are named Heather.
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    It would have been Dawn
    Extra information:
    Easy on the name people!
  30. The best thing about the name Heather:
    Common enough that people know it, but unique enough from my time that there aren't too many Heathers everywhere
    The worst thing about the name:
    The meaning of the name is boring (flower) and it has no decent nicknames
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    I would have liked something with nickname options
    Extra information:
  31. The best thing about the name Heather:
    It's feminine and girlie without being over the top.
    The worst thing about the name:
    They're EVERYWHERE! Its way too common.
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    my parents were considering naming me Naomi. Yikes. I'll take Heather instead.
    Extra information:
    There really aren't any cute nicknames.
  32. The best thing about the name Heather:
    It's a beautiful name
    The worst thing about the name:
    Soooo common, I was born in 1977, and always always had 15 other Heathers in classes with me
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    Apparently I would have been a Jennifer, or a Stephanie or something
    Extra information:
    Not all Heathers are as flaky as the celebrities of the same name!
  33. The best thing about the name Heather:
    i think it's a nice name
    The worst thing about the name:
    to many of us
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    i wouldn't be heather
    Extra information:
    i like it
  34. The best thing about the name Heather:
    I am named after my grandmother
    The worst thing about the name:
    The movie, non Heathers are bitter about the name
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    I would not have my own group of Heather's
    Extra information:
    Ladies take it easy on the name, NOT all of us are bad.
  35. The best thing about the name Heather:
    It's a pretty name and its unique with out being weird.
    The worst thing about the name:
    I don't like being called HEATH. And all the words that rhyme with Heather!
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    no
    Extra information:
    I love my name and would never want to change it!
  36. The best thing about the name Heather:
    im a nice heather , i have never back stabbed no body all my friends trust me and ive always been loyal to them
    The worst thing about the name:
    its a plant
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:

    Extra information:
    heather is a great name
  37. The best thing about the name Heather:
    No-on i know is called Heather too!
    The worst thing about the name:
    If u do anything bad, it can be pinpointed to u if ure the only one! haha.
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    Not sure.
    Extra information:
    I'm not a big fan of my name, but...its not common.
  38. The best thing about the name Heather:
    I think it is a pretty name
    The worst thing about the name:
    People assume I am bitchy
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    I can't think of anything.
    Extra information:
    It is a great name...and easy for people to pronouce.
  39. The best thing about the name Heather:
    You can always get a pen, mug, or magnet with your name on it, and it's never mispronounced.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Which Heather are you talking to? Many Heather's in my generation- not so many recently
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    Childhood teasing; Heather the feather, Heather knows the Weather, etc.
    Extra information:
    We're not all as mean as the girls in the movie!! (Remember, their real names aren't Heather)
  40. The best thing about the name Heather:
    Its a very preety name its one of the girliest names and doubt a boy has been named Heather
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing
    If my name wasn`t Heather....:
    My Name
    Extra information:
    The movie Heathers did a bad depicting of us but I love that movie I like Veronica out of all of them.


More `Heather` links
Heather as abbreviation
Actors named Heather
Heather in the encyclopedia





Statistics for Heather

Heather appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 409. The name reached the top-100 11 times. 1980 was a `top year` for the name Heather. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #6. The last time Heather appeared among the most common names was in 1940. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
2007409
2006339
2005300
2004244
2003206
2002159
2001146
2000126
1999112
199899
199790
199671
199554
199444
199337
199231
199123
199019
19806
197019
1960298
1950460
1940672
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See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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heather
love it !!!!!!!!
Heather
My name's Heather, and my problem has been that there are too many of us! I graduated with 13 Heathers in a class of 300 in 99, and I work with 5 in my Office. I like my name. But I wanted to change it when I was 5 to Rose because it was easier to spell.
chloe
i hate the name heather because every friend i got who's name was heather she would backstabbe me. i move alot and ive meet a lot of heathers, for some reason they all seem the same
UNKNOWN
I agree with chloe. all the heathers i know are just plain rude. i like that name but they just need to chill out. by the way i like that name chloe.
Bianca
I have a friend named Heather and she's actually really nice.
Heather
Well when I waslittleit was rare name then as I have gotten older ummmm yeah the movie Heathers is a bad portay of us Heathers I aint mean and won't be so don't stero type people for the name they were given I am proud to have this name it goes back to my heritage ancestory Celtic or German anscestory so I am proud ;P.
Heather
I'm not mean either.
Heather
i think our name is very pretty just like the flower, and were not all backstabbers lol
Heather
I like my name, but I do agree it is way to common. My step daughter is also named Heather...lol...I have never heard the stuff about Heathers being mean and rude...I am 30 yrs old and Have NEVER been called rude or mean or a backstabber etc...Must not be that way where I grew up..Lol...weird..
heather
i dont think it is that common of a name. and i have pleanty nick names... heath, H, most commonly im called Headie
Heather
Im a f'n B*TCH so I guess my mom named me down to the H.. LOL
Heather
I am never confused about my name, when someone call it out,it cant be shorted, or what ever someone thinks there going to call me...example, Aleigah,leigah,ally,al,eyah,aliga,alisha,lee,leelee,alliya,ally-oops, I really couldent get teased either, the worst is hows the weather, light as a feather,..oh i forgot about heffer, and heather feather caca cetcher...lol..but only one boy thought of that..otherwize you couldent tease me!
Heather
Substitute teachers call my name as Heath b/c my last name is soooo long. one time a substitute teacher got excited b/c they thought my name was Heath
heather
i think my name is gracious my dad want me to name heather and my mom wants heather jane, so they call me heather jane,
Audra J
I love Heather! When I'm older I'm having 2 daughters named Heather Claire and Adrienne Leanne.
Thalia
I love my mom because she has a pretty name Heather. It is so beautiful, I just love spending time with her and I have a lot of fun. When I say the name Heather it makes me happy! She is the best mom ever!
heather
I hate my nameee!!!!!!!!!!!!
Heather
I love this name and I've always been glad of it being so unique. I love that it goes wth my Scottish ancestry and with my other nature names, my middle name being Rose and my surname being Fox. I've been told that my name is pretty cool, so there's nothing I would change, except the fact I was called Heather Feather when I was little. I'm glad that's stopped now :D
Heather
i love my name yet at the same time its a very common name its also fustrating beacuse my sisters have unique name such as dymond,athena,and saffire.
Heather
My friends call me Hev, Hever and Heather the weather girl (no I am not on of those weather people on TV)
Heather
I sorta love my name but i hate it when people call me Heather Feather. I would love to have Athena as my name


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