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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Heller

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  1. A rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man)
  2. United States novelist whose best known work was a black comedy inspired by his experiences in the Air Force during World War II (1923-1999)
  3. 100 halers equal 1 koruna in Czech Republic
  4. 100 halers equal 1 koruna Slovakia
  1. (historical) A 13th-century coin equivalent to half a pfennig.
  2. A subdivision of the Czech, Slovakian and Czechoslovakian koruna. 100 hellers make up one koruna.

heller was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, Luxembourgish, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Heller

Heller was born in 1813. He passed away in 1871.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Heller

Jerry Heller is a music manager and talent manager. Jerry was born on October 6th, 1940 in Cleveland.


Joseph Heller was a satire and black comedy novelist, short story writer, playwright, and movie script writer. Joseph was born on May 1st, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York. He left this life on December 12th, 1999.


Dean Heller is a 15th Secretary of State of Nevada. Dean was born on May 10th, 1960 in Castro Valley, California.


Carl Bruno Heller is a screenwriter, producer, and director. Carl was born Carl Bruno Heller in 1960 in London.


Randee Heller is an actress. She was most active from 1978 to present. Randee was born on June 10th, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.


James Heller is a fictional character.


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Popularity of Heller as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Heller U.S.
  White 94.13% 64.26%
  African American 1.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.19% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Heller

People with the last name Heller are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Heller

  • How Popular is the name Heller? Heller is the 87,274th most popular name of all time. As a last name Heller was the 1,399th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Heller have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Heller in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Heller? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1963 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Heller first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Heller is Friday, December 15th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Heller born? The highest recorded use of the first name Heller was in 1963 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Heller: Your name in reverse order is Relleh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hellre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Heller? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 25,373 people with the last name Heller.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Heller? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Heller as their last name.

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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