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Gender: Male Meaning of Heath: "the heathland dweller" Origin of Heath: English Heath's Popularity in 2018: #936

The name Heath is a boy's name of English origin meaning "the heathland dweller". Heath is ranked #936 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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Actor Heath Ledger's tragic death has cast a pall over this otherwise pleasant and distinctive name. Nonetheless, it remains in the Top 1000.

Heath is the name of a popular toffee candy bar by Hershey's.

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alextheindigo Says:


I think it's a cool name if not that pretty.

EmBecs78 Says:


Definitely one of my favourites.

nameaddictmadison Says:


My new cousin's name😊💙

Zelliew Says:


A top name

Skittlewiddles Says:


The good guy name.

lesliemarion Says:


I think Heath is a beautiful nature name. I think of the moors of Thomas Hardy rather than Heath Ledger. I like Seymour and Robin too though and both PS Hoffman and Robin Williams took their own lives as well. The names seem larger than those folks I guess.

jasminegarden Says:


Lovely name, I love Heath Ledger too.

Guest Says:


I'm surprised this is even in the Top 1000. Wow.

whitefeather01 Says:


I really like this name. One of my favorites.