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Heath

First Name
27k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
52k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Heath

"Heath" is a name of English origin, and it means "Heathland". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Heath
Senses
  1. [Bot]
    1. A low shrub (Erica vulgarisorCalluna vulgaris), with minute evergreen leaves, and handsome clusters of pink flowers. It is used in Great Britain for brooms, thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. It is also called heather, and ling.
    2. Also, any species of the genus Erica, of which several are European, and many more are South African, some of great beauty. See Illust. of Heather.
  2. A place overgrown with heath; any cheerless tract of country overgrown with shrubs or coarse herbage."Their stately growth, though bare, Stands on the blasted heath." [Milton]

Etymology: OE. heth waste land, the plant heath, AS. hǣð; akin to D. & G. heide, Icel. heiðr waste land, Dan. hede, Sw. hed, Goth. haiþi field, L. bucetum a cow pasture; cf. W. coed a wood, Skr. kshētra field. √20

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation
  2. A low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers
Wiktionary
  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name

Notable Persons With the Name Heath

Heath Ledger was an actor and music video director. He was most active from 1993 to 2008. Heath was given the name Heathcliff Andrew Ledger on April 4th, 1979 in Perth. He left this life on January 22nd, 2008.

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Heath Slater is an influential human. Heath was born on July 15th, 1983 in Pineville, West Virginia. Heath is also known as Miller and Heath (real name).

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Heath Herring is a martial artist. Heath was born on March 2nd, 1978 in Waco, Texas, United States.

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Heath High School shooting is a criminal.

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Heath Shuler is a real estate investor, retired football player, real estate, and american football. Heath was born on December 31st, 1971 in Bryson City, North Carolina.

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Heath Bell is a baseball player. Heath was born on September 29th, 1977 in Oceanside, California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Heath

Phil Heath is a bodybuilder. Phil was born on December 18th, 1979 in Seattle, Washington, U.S.

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Sir Edward Heath was a politician and diplomat. Edward was given the name Edward Richard George Heath on July 9th, 1916 in England, United Kingdom. He left this life on July 17th, 2005.

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Tobin Heath is a soccer player for the Portland Thorns FC, North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer, New Jersey Wildcats, Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues, Pali Blues, Atlanta Beat (WPS), Sky Blue FC, New York Fury, Paris Saint-Germain Féminines, and United States women's national soccer te. Tobin was born on May 29th, 1988 in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States.

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Adrian Heath is a soccer player for the Orlando City SC, Stoke City F.C., Everton F.C., RCD Espanyol, Aston Villa F.C., Manchester City F.C., Burnley F.C., Sheffield United F.C., and England national under-21 football team. Adrian was born on January 11th, 1961 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England.

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Johnny Kidd was a rock, roll, and beat music musician. He was most prominent from 1956 to 1966. Johnny was given the name Frederick Albert Heath on December 23rd, 1935 in Willesden. He breathed his last breath on October 7th, 1966.

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Brandon Heath is a contemporary christian music, pop music, and acoustic music musician. He plays Vocals and guitar. He has had major accomplishments since 2000. Brandon was given the name Brandon Heath Knell on July 21st, 1978. Brandon is also known as Knell and Brandon Heath.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 9 0 9
1915 6 0 6
1916 8 0 8
1917 14 0 14
1918 8 0 8
1920 19 0 19
1921 13 0 13
1922 13 0 13
1923 6 0 6
1924 7 0 7
1925 6 0 6
1926 7 0 7
1927 7 0 7
1929 5 0 5
1930 8 0 8
1932 5 0 5
1933 5 0 5
1934 5 0 5
1935 5 0 5
1936 7 0 7
1937 5 0 5
1940 7 0 7
1941 5 0 5
1942 9 0 9
1943 7 0 7
1944 8 0 8
1945 5 0 5
1946 5 0 5
1948 9 0 9
1949 7 0 7
1950 5 0 5
1951 7 0 7
1952 10 0 10
1953 6 0 6
1955 10 0 10
1956 5 0 5
1958 7 0 7
1959 7 0 7
1960 11 0 11
1961 6 0 6
1962 10 0 10
1963 6 0 6
1964 10 0 10
1965 37 0 37
1966 433 0 433
1967 516 0 516
1968 548 0 548
1969 530 6 524
1970 763 6 757
1971 1,063 10 1,053
1972 1,243 9 1,234
1973 1,084 10 1,074
1974 1,266 15 1,251
1975 1,211 6 1,205
1976 1,162 11 1,151
1977 1,088 10 1,078
1978 1,030 8 1,022
1979 1,006 8 998
1980 915 9 906
1981 802 10 792
1982 714 5 709
1983 659 7 652
1984 648 8 640
1985 601 8 593
1986 571 5 566
1987 584 8 576
1988 559 7 552
1989 535 0 535
1990 461 5 456
1991 390 0 390
1992 350 0 350
1993 363 0 363
1994 372 0 372
1995 298 5 293
1996 261 0 261
1997 259 0 259
1998 268 0 268
1999 206 0 206
2000 187 0 187
2001 216 0 216
2002 275 0 275
2003 255 0 255
2004 292 5 287
2005 242 0 242
2006 267 0 267
2007 221 0 221
2008 324 0 324
2009 355 0 355
2010 293 0 293
2011 249 0 249
2012 244 0 244
2013 247 0 247
2014 228 0 228
2015 268 0 268

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Popularity of Heath as a first name

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Popularity of Heath as a last name

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Common last names for Heath

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Heath U.S.
  White 80.30% 64.26%
  African American 14.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.77% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.80% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Heath

People with the last name Heath are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Heath

  • How Popular is the name Heath? Heath is the 1,415th most popular name of all time. As a last name Heath was the 660th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Heath have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27,289 babies born with the first name Heath in the United States. That's more than enough people named Heath to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Heath? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Heath first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Heath is Wednesday, June 16th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Heath born? The highest recorded use of the first name Heath was in 1974 with a total of 1,251 babies. That's a lot of babies named Heath!
  • Random Heath Factoid: According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Heath ranks 84th in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 13 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1967.
  • Weird things about the name Heath: Your name in reverse order is Htaeh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hhate. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Heath? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 51,877 people with the last name Heath.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Heath? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 18 of them will have Heath as their last name.

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What does the name Heath mean?

His for humble, a saintly quality.

Eis for enduring, forever will your memory remain

Ais for accomplished, in all that you do.

Tis for try, as hard as you can

His for heart, warm and loving.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.