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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Heather
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Heather in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Heather:
Records indicate that 522,650 girls in the United States have been named Heather since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1975, when 24,302 people in the U.S. were given the name Heather. Those people are now 45 years old.
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Comments about the name Heather
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77 Positive Comments
"My name is Heather Michelle born in 1977. Long blond hair, blue eyes and petite. My personality is opposite of any of the Heathers from the 1989 movie. I'm carefree and love nature...much like the character in American Horror Story (Misty Day)." Jul. 23, 2020:
"Hello. My name is Heather Jo. My father have me that name. I hated it growing up. And even tried to get people to call me by my middle name. But it wouldn't stick. I only have known a couple of Heather's. I now genuinely love my name. I think it's pretty" Oct. 22, 2017:
"My daughters name is Heather Rea. My mother is French and her middle name is Rea. I still love it." May. 21, 2017:
"I love my name Heather. My third grade teacher's name was Heather, that has been the only time I knew someone named Heather. I love the uniqueness of my name. I personally like being named after a flower. Like the flower, purple is my favorite color. Heather is such a wonderful name!" Feb. 18, 2017:
"Love my name Heather Delores. Hate Delores. Mother was going to name me Heather Dawn. Common name in the Caribbean in the 70's and 80's. Lots of black Heather's in the Caribbean." Dec. 9, 2016:
"Im a Heather, Dawn is my middle name. Born in 1974. The little rymes never bothered me but I always wished people could at least be more creative and come up with something new haha. I love my name as well, my mom picked it for me, therefore it must be amazing. I was really blond, then hair darkened to a sandy blond, always had the green eyes. haha. Born in feb." May. 22, 2016:
"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!" Aug. 17, 2015:
"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 1980. I think it's funny there is a moving called Heathers. I do run across the name and I think it's fun, I don't mind sharing a name." Apr. 17, 2015:
"I'm another Heather Nicole. I was born mid-May of '89. I have flaxen blonde hair, medium-blue eyes and pale-olive skin. I'm of European/American Indian decent. In high school I knew only of two other Heather's and, yes, we had our own clique but we weren't popular, rich or snobby. I didn't like my name when I was young and planned to change it but I changed my mind when I found out it was a neat plant.
For the Heather in the Negative Comments section saying that Calluna Vulgaris is a weed, shame, there are no weeds only plants out of place. Almost every plant does something; provide food or habitat for beneficial bugs and other wildlife, accumulate nutrients in top soil, or repel harmful insects. Heaths bloom in the winter/spring and Heathers in the summer and fall for almost year round blooms. I've heard you can use the leaf and bloom and make a medicinal tea. Every living thing has purpose." Jan. 6, 2015:
"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." Oct. 2, 2014:
"I'm Heather Noelle. I love my name now but when I was little, I hated my name until I found out they were Scottish flowers." Jul. 6, 2014:
"I am Heather Jane. Born in 1959. 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." Jul. 6, 2014:
"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 brothers call me hadie (hay-dee)" Jul. 4, 2014:
"My bff heather marie and my sister heather lynn dhe died at birth . If I have a girl I will name her heather rose" Nov. 8, 2013:
"I love the name Heather.I have a daughter Heather Elizabeth." Jan. 6, 2012:
"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)." Jun. 15, 2011:
"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" Jun. 6, 2011:
"The prettiest girl I ever knew is named Heather Madelene, blue eyes, blonde hair, freckles...
She said she would marry me but then went crazy and changed her mind. I think she did marry some guy later on and drove him crazy!" Oct. 28, 2010:
"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 Heathers I know." Oct. 24, 2010:
"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" Sep. 19, 2010:
"My name is Heather Nicole! I, too, have been told I "look like a Heather." Reddish-blonde hair, very pale skin, grey-ish eyes.... I love my name, too!" Sep. 16, 2010:
"My best friends name is Heather Lynn. I LOVE her name! I've been trying to like of a nickname for her but I can't think of one that we both really like so can you Heather Lynn's on here help me? (:" Aug. 18, 2010:
"I'm Heather Marie born in 1973. 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. If you are interested in reading about it you can go to electricscotland.com. 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?" Aug. 13, 2010:
"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" Jul. 31, 2010:
"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!" Jun. 6, 2010:
"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 1991 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' 'Hevsy'" Apr. 21, 2010:
"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 theres 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 hers was Lossa. haha well it's a beautiful name. and each year its getting less and less popular. i was born in 1995 so i hope this generation of heathers will be the greatest(: GO HE-AT-HERS(: 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(:
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"My name is Heather Monique, and I really adore my name. I was born in 1994, and have blondish hair with green eyes. My mom told me that any Heather she's ever met has been cool and nice(: Some people call me: Hyper Heather, Heather Feather, Happy Heather, Heathy, Edder (little kids), He-ate-her (lol) and "H". Occasionally people accidentally spell my name "Hether", but not often. I think this is a totally awesome name, and it's unique, like me. GO HEATHERS!!!" Apr. 11, 2010:
"I'm a Heather too. I've only know one other Heather and she is about 30 years older than me, so my name has never been an issue of popularity. I'm Heather Hagen and have never heard of another like me so it's nice to be unique in that way. The only flaw with my name is it's initial. My full initals makes H.A.H. so my brother just calls me HAH! (said to soundlike he is laughing) It began by him mocking me but now it's just kind of sweet. I've been called Heather Feather before just like a few of you other Heathers but that kinda wore off after High School. Kinda wish i could have a choice of nicknames from 'Heather' but the only one i've got is 'thea' simply because that was the first thing my nephew could pronounce when he was learning my name. I guess the special aspect about 'Heather' is the fact that it can't be shortened and it is pretty enough and elegant enough to suit just about anyone. I think my name is perfect the way it is. Oh yer, latin for Heather is Erica so if anyone likes that name you could make a few nicknames from that." Mar. 13, 2010:
"my name is heather n i have blonde hair n blue eyes
im from scotland
i <3 my name
i get called hetty n i hate it" Feb. 24, 2010:
"My name is Heather Danielle. I was born in 1995. Unlike most Heathers', 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 ^ - ^" Feb. 17, 2010:
"Wow, so many Heather Lynne's (or Lynn's) I'm also a Heather Lynne! =) I was born in 1984. =) I used to complain about my name, but I couldn't see myself being anyone else...lol. I also have blue eyes & brown hair. =)" Feb. 13, 2010:
"My name is Heather Danielle. I have mixed feelings about my name. My family often gives me the nickname of heifer. I like the meaning of my name, which means heather flower. I have dirty blonde hair and hazel eyes. I am short for my age." Nov. 3, 2009:
"My name is Heather Lynne as well......and it's a great name! It's so original and pretty....people have told me they want my name. Any girl would be lucky to have this name. It's one of a kind! By the way...I am light brown with golden highlights (natraul of coarse)." Oct. 13, 2009:
"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)." Sep. 8, 2009:
"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." Aug. 21, 2009:
"I am Heather Lynn, I can see that Im not the only one here! I used to dislike my name but after hearing the story of my sister standing up to my mother for trying to name me Rosemary! I just HAD to thank my sister and I have come to learn to love my name Its just great! My husband loves it too. I noticed how many mentioned that Heather doesnt have a nickname but I do, Hea. I love it also." Aug. 13, 2009:
"My name is Heather Ashley, and I guess I am not your stereotypical "Heather" I have dark hair and tanned skin and most people think that I dont even look my name. I must admit it took me a while to learn to like, even love my name. But I must say that now I do love it, especially growing up in a generation full of Crystals, Jennifers and Stephanies. I dont really have a nickname, no one can ever seem to find one out of my name so if my name does get shortened, its usually just to "H"." Jul. 15, 2009:
"My name is Heather Lynn and I would have to say that I love it! Oh yeah I am blond!" Jun. 28, 2009:
"I love my name! It just rolls off my tongue. My middle name is nicole and my parents probably could have done better I still love it! Oh and I was born in 1994" May. 23, 2009:
"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 interesting. I guess I must look like a Heather." Apr. 22, 2009:
"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." Mar. 13, 2009:
"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." Dec. 12, 2008:
"I was born in 1981 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." Dec. 4, 2008:
"I'm Heather! And it is a great name. But i do think most people think there name is great! Growing up people called me Heather Feather. But I begcame a preschool teacher and some of the children couldn't say my name and called me Feather. and long story short Feath became my nickname and i love it. Great name, every HEather I met is great!" Nov. 29, 2008:
"Hi, my name is Heather and I hate the fact that every Heather I meet has blond,I have black hair." Nov. 22, 2008:
"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!" Oct. 25, 2008:
"my name is heather and it was picked cuz my fam is from england so i have the full english name of heather ann. and ive met a lot of heathers over the yrs" May. 7, 2008:
"I am vintage Heather, perhaps one of the founding females in the Heather-name curve since I was born in 1968. I think the name is cool. I did get Heather feather how's the weather? Or even black leather heather feather. I was a lone Heather in a plethora of Jennifers in my day. The BIG problem with Heather was when I spent a year abroad in France. The H is silent and the "th" is non existent in that language. Everyone said "Bless You" when I said my name. That kind of sucked, but otherwise. Life as a Heather is a garden of delight." Apr. 27, 2008:
"I LOVE my name! I was born in '79. I think it is unique; I was always the only Heather in school. I think it's a great name; feminine & strong. It's easy to pronounce, and it doesn't solicit any teasing. My parents did a great job naming me!" Apr. 24, 2008:
"Love that there is no confusion in spelling my name compared to other names..." Apr. 22, 2008:
"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!!!" Jan. 23, 2008:
"My daughter's name is Heather Renee and we love it! We haven't met another Heather her age yet, she was born in 2001. I love that nobody asks how to spell it :-)" Dec. 29, 2007:
"My name is Heather Margaret and I am the only Heather in my whole school! I have Red hair and blue eyes! I think that most Heathers should have freckles, it suits the name I think." Dec. 21, 2007:
"I'm Heather Anne and I don't know any other Heather Annes. I was born in the 70s and went to school with a few other Heathers, but that's ok because everyone calls me Heady." Sep. 17, 2007:
"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." Aug. 8, 2007:
"I loved being named Heather. Through all of my school years I was the only Heather. I've had three friends name their daughters after me which is a very nice compliment. Sadly now that I'm married I hear more "mama" and "sweetie" than Heather. I miss hearing my name." Jun. 20, 2007:
"I would have to say, that I really love the name Heather. Growing up I was always the only one in school with the name Heather. To this day 18 yrs down the road only met only 1 other girl named Heather." Jun. 10, 2007:
"I am sat behind Jemma, and I too like my name very much. Sometimes I forget about it, but when someone asks me what it is, im always very happy to tell them. It makes me think of warm colours and pretty things. I shall enjoy it the whole time I'm alive." May. 17, 2007:
"Thats my name. I don't hate it, its okay. I was born in 1974 and there were always many Heathers in my class growing up. It seems more of a young person's name, rather than an older person's name." Apr. 13, 2007:
"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!" Mar. 22, 2007:
"The girlfriend's name is Heather and she is fabulous." Feb. 21, 2007:
"Its my name and i believe it is amazing, when i think of my name i think of the color green, i believe the name is very calming and something that came out of the hippie era!" Dec. 7, 2006:
"I love my name. I think its beautiful.Sure I had some problems growing up with people rhyming my name or calling me Hee-ther (Because of the area of the US Im in)they couldnt ever pronounce it. But regardless of all of that, I still love it!m" Oct. 7, 2006:
"It's not very unique most of the time, because sometimes I feel that it is too common or on the verge of becoming too common, and then I remember names that are way too common like Hannah, Emily, and Sara and I change my mind. Since Heather is a flower it makes it sound a whole lot prettier :)" Sep. 13, 2006:
"I was born in 1979 with a flurry of other "Heathers", 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". :-)" Aug. 9, 2006:
"This is my name, I like it, however there where so many Heathers when I was growing up in school. LOL" Jul. 22, 2006:
"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/" Jun. 14, 2006:
"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 Heathers but now I'm back to just "Heather" and it's fine...at least people don't ask me how to spell it." May. 16, 2006:
"Hurrah for Heathers! I love this as my name, though I do think it needs to rest for a generation." Apr. 27, 2006:
"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)." Mar. 9, 2006:
"My name too...
In my class of 74 there are 4 Heather's..thats alot" Jan. 6, 2006:
"i like my name cos im the only heather around .... im the one and only. everyone knows me by my first name not my full name." Dec. 26, 2005:
"This is my name, I think its ok but sometimes i hate it, people sometimes call me feather, or weather. But sometimes i love my name, don't ask me why ethier, ive had alot of compliments sayin my name is pretty or they like it. But i dont like the fact that they named heather as lipstick and a type of color for clothing. Well G2G Bye" Dec. 25, 2005:
"This is my name, and surely, it has it's ups and downs. There is too much that rhyms with it, but that can be both good and bad. I am amazed with how many other Heather's there are, but at least everyone says it right!" Jul. 22, 2005:
"This is my name, and the experinces with it aren't all the good..b/c there are too many Heathers...so i think people should chill with the name for a while" Jul. 8, 2005:
"This is my name!!! I LOVE IT!! I love it because it is a flower and its very pretty!!" Jul. 7, 2005:
4 Negative Comments
"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." Oct. 4, 2014:
"I hate it. I've even had 3 other Heathers in one class. It's the same name as the weeds that were once groing outside my house. It's bad enough to be a natural blonde and listen to dumb blonde jokes when your name is associated with either prepy high school girls or stripper names. I didn't just get called Heffer, somone dared to call me Hefner!My middle name is Grace and I have no problem with that, but I lucked out, my parent's were actually considering calling me Almond. They would've called me nuts. Or even worse: Jessica, there were also 3 Jessicas in one class." May. 29, 2009:
"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"!" Aug. 14, 2006:
"This is my name, hate it on me, but yet I like it on others. I hate being called "Heath", as in the first syllable of the name time and then "Heath" as in the boys name!" Jul. 28, 2005:
44 Neutral Comments
"I love the name Heather it's very pretty plus my name is Heather Dawn.
Born in the 70's.
I wish it would become popular again it sure was popular back in the 70's kinda popular in the 80's and a little popular in the 90's it went down hill in the 2000's.
People bring back the popularity in Heather❤🌷" Jul. 7, 2020:
"I am Heather, and was born in 1978. 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"