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525k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Heather

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Heather Plant
  • #119 All Time
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Boys

How popular is the 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 3,916 3,906 10 #87 girl name
1968 5,510 5,500 10 #62 girl name
1969 10,100 10,073 27 #34 girl name
1970 14,711 14,668 43 #19 girl name
1971 15,060 15,020 40 #12 girl name
1972 16,382 16,324 58 #9 girl name
1973 19,401 19,354 47 #8 girl name
1974 23,261 23,184 77 #4 girl name
1975 24,372 24,305 67 #3 girl name
1976 24,287 24,202 85 #4 girl name
1977 23,847 23,772 75 #5 girl name
1978 22,339 22,268 71 #5 girl name
1979 20,914 20,840 74 #7 girl name
1980 20,048 19,971 77 #6 girl name
1981 17,992 17,943 49 #10 girl name
1982 17,531 17,485 46 #12 girl name
1983 20,819 20,749 70 #9 girl name
1984 21,564 21,486 78 #9 girl name
1985 21,219 21,149 70 #8 girl name
1986 19,855 19,789 66 #9 girl name
1987 19,042 18,980 62 #9 girl name
1988 18,087 18,029 58 #14 girl name
1989 16,308 16,249 59 #15 girl name
1990 14,241 14,217 24 #19 girl name
1991 11,724 11,699 25 #23 girl name
1992 9,739 9,723 16 #31 girl name
1993 8,122 8,105 17 #38 girl name
1994 7,041 7,034 7 #44 girl name
1995 6,046 6,031 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 2,065 2,065 0
2003 1,617 1,617 0
2004 1,303 1,303 0
2005 1,066 1,066 0
2006 973 973 0
2007 798 793 5
2008 651 651 0
2009 552 552 0
2010 420 420 0
2011 391 391 0
2012 326 326 0
2013 314 314 0
2014 328 328 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Heather? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 525,199 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 24,305 babies. (That's a lot of baby Heathers)

According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Heather" ranks #9 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 265 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1983. Across the entire United States a total of 20,819 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 a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

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.

English

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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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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Laurie Holden

Laurie Holden is an actress, producer, and activist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1980 to present. Laurie was born in 1972 as Heather Laurie Holden in Los Angeles, California, 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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Alternative Meanings

H is for heart, warm and loving.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

T is for treat, that you always are.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

Your name in reverse order is "Rehtaeh". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eaerhth". 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 Jan 30, 2001

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 Austria approximately on 975. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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