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Heather

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How popular is the baby name Heather in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1914 8 8 0
1917 5 5 0
1920 5 5 0
1922 5 5 0
1923 8 8 0
1929 9 9 0
1930 9 9 0
1931 7 7 0
1932 11 11 0
1933 30 30 0
1934 41 41 0
1935 63 63 0
1936 52 52 0
1937 52 52 0
1938 76 76 0
1939 94 94 0
1940 106 106 0
1941 131 131 0
1942 159 159 0
1943 166 166 0
1944 131 131 0
1945 175 175 0
1946 237 237 0
1947 273 273 0
1948 215 215 0
1949 249 249 0
1950 310 310 0
1951 308 308 0
1952 381 381 0
1953 427 427 0
1954 541 541 0
1955 614 614 0
1956 661 661 0
1957 665 665 0
1958 732 732 0
1959 912 912 0
1960 972 972 0
1961 1,103 1,103 0
1962 1,291 1,284 7
1963 2,088 2,088 0
1964 2,391 2,386 5
1965 2,506 2,499 7
1966 2,906 2,898 8
1967 3,915 3,905 10 #87 girl name
1968 5,511 5,501 10 #62 girl name
1969 10,100 10,073 27 #34 girl name
1970 14,712 14,669 43 #19 girl name
1971 15,060 15,020 40 #12 girl name
1972 16,383 16,325 58 #9 girl name
1973 19,399 19,352 47 #8 girl name
1974 23,261 23,184 77 #4 girl name
1975 24,370 24,303 67 #3 girl name
1976 24,289 24,204 85 #4 girl name
1977 23,848 23,773 75 #5 girl name
1978 22,340 22,269 71 #5 girl name
1979 20,914 20,840 74 #7 girl name
1980 20,049 19,972 77 #6 girl name
1981 17,993 17,944 49 #10 girl name
1982 17,534 17,488 46 #12 girl name
1983 20,820 20,750 70 #9 girl name
1984 21,566 21,488 78 #9 girl name
1985 21,219 21,149 70 #8 girl name
1986 19,856 19,790 66 #9 girl name
1987 19,042 18,980 62 #9 girl name
1988 18,091 18,033 58 #14 girl name
1989 16,306 16,247 59 #15 girl name
1990 14,241 14,217 24 #19 girl name
1991 11,725 11,700 25 #23 girl name
1992 9,738 9,722 16 #32 girl name
1993 8,122 8,105 17 #38 girl name
1994 7,041 7,034 7 #44 girl name
1995 6,047 6,032 15 #54 girl name
1996 4,767 4,758 9 #71 girl name
1997 3,773 3,768 5 #90 girl name
1998 3,402 3,395 7 #99 girl name
1999 2,894 2,888 6
2000 2,684 2,684 0
2001 2,272 2,272 0
2002 2,066 2,066 0
2003 1,617 1,617 0
2004 1,303 1,303 0
2005 1,066 1,066 0
2006 974 974 0
2007 798 793 5
2008 651 651 0
2009 553 553 0
2010 420 420 0
2011 391 391 0
2012 327 327 0
2013 315 315 0
2014 330 330 0
2015 280 280 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Heather baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 525,500 babies born with the name Heather in the United States. That's more than enough Heathers to occupy the country of Luxembourg with an estimated population of 511,800 (as of December 31, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Heather" was in 1975 with a total of 24,303 babies. (That's a lot of baby Heathers)

According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Heather" ranks #3 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 91 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1974. Across the entire United States a total of 23,261 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Heather popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Heather in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess one of the most popular Georgia names? Also check out our name lists to see which names are the most popular in each region of the country.

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Heather" mean? The list below shows the origins of Heather as well as things modernly associated with the name Heather such as celebrities named Heather.

Origin and Meaning of Heather

The name "Heather" is of English origin, and it means "Heather Plant". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1980 to present. Heather was born in 1961 as Heather Deen Locklear in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Heather Graham

Heather Graham is an actress, film producer, writer, and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1984 to present. Heather was born in 1970 as Heather Joan Graham in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

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Heather Morris

Heather Morris is a dancer, actress, singer, and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Heather was born in 1987 as Heather Elizabeth Morris in Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.

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Heather O'Rourke

Heather O'Rourke is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1982 to 1988. Heather was born in 1975 in San Diego, California, U.S.

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Heather Mitts

Heather Mitts is a football biography. Heather was born in 1978 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.

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Dita von Teese

Dita von Teese is a burlesque dancer, model, costume designer, and author. Dita was born in 1972 as Heather Renee Sweet in Rochester, Michigan, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Heather

Heather Clem
Heather Dubrow
Heather O'rourke
Heather Lind
Heather Thomson
Heather Watson

Alternative Meanings

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

A is for able, for you surely are.

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

H is for happiness, you always bring.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

Your name in reverse order is "Rehtaeh". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Thehare". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Heather born Jul 4, 1952

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North of Latin America approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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