Heather

Heather - A very unique female name



  Oct 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Heather appeared on the charts for the first time in 1933 on position #1403. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Heather and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Heather? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Heather. The baby girl name Heather was given to 278 baby girls in 2012, ranking #812 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,084 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Heather peaked in popularity 44 years ago in 1975 on position 3.



Famous with this name

Heather Graham
Heather Locklear
Heather Angel


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Heather is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Heather is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #491 - and is the least popular in Illinois at position #1,360.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Heather is where you live.


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Heather origin and meaning

Heather is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Heather, pop culture references for the name Heather and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Heather

We've found the following names that sound similar to Heather, sorted by popularity.

Hadar / Hether /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012812
2011705
2010680
2009553
2008488
2007411
2006337
2005299
2004244
2003207
2002159
2001146
2000125
1999112
199899
199790
199671
199554
199444
199337
199231
199123
199019
198915
198814
19879
19869
19858
19849
19839
198212
198110
19806
19797
19785
19775
19764
19753
19744
19738
19729
197112
197019
196934
196862
196787
1966125
1965150
1964160
1963182
1962247
1961276
1960299
1959305
1958344
1957357
1956343
1955347
1954378
1953425
1952440
1951483
1950489
1949509
1948582
1947512
1946511
1945564
1944661
1943585
1942566
1941593
1940695
1939669
1938741
19371027
1936971
1935752
1934999
19331403

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah491
Washington512
Wisconsin520
Tennessee580
Pennsylvania603
Oklahoma621
Indiana678
Florida709
Oregon754
Missouri754
Virginia765
Texas803
South Carolina821
Minnesota827
New Jersey847
New York853
Ohio867
Michigan900
Maryland935
Colorado939
California955
North Carolina991
Arizona1161
Georgia1196
Illinois1360

Even more about Heather


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Heather a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Heather?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1975
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Heather
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 5,084
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1933
2012 births +278

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