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Gender: M Meaning of Heathcliff: "cliff near a heath" Origin of Heathcliff: English

Heathcliff is the now effete name of the original passionate macho hero of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, and also of the cartoon cat. It was chosen by fashionista Lucy Sykes for her son, and inspired the late Heath Ledger's name. But as much as we love the original Heathcliff, for a modern boy we'd recommend Heath....or Cliff.

Famous People Named Heathcliff

Heathcliff Andrew "Heath" Ledger, Australian actor
Heath "Heathcliff" Slocumb, American baseball pitcher

Pop Culture References for the name Heathcliff

Heathcliff, Main Character in Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights"
"Heathcliff," newspaper comic strip and its main character
Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable, main character on TV's "The Cosby Show"
Heathcliff, Fred's butler in Disney's "Big Hero 6"
Heathcliffe Hope, character on British soap "Emmerdale"