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Gender: Female Origin of Heather: English botanical name

The name Heather is a girl's name of English origin. Heather and is often added to lists like Flower Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

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This flower name was one of the most popular in her class in the seventies and eighties (in the 1989 movie Heathers, every snobby girl in the high school clique bore that name), but now, though still pretty and evocative of the Scottish moors, it has faded in favor of other purplish blooms, having fallen to Number 982 after having been as high as Number 3 in 1975, when it was given to close to 25,000 girls.

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Famous People Named Heather

Heather Deen Locklear, American actress
Heather Headley, Trinidadian-American singer
Heather Joan Graham, American actress
Heather Elizabeth Morris, American actress and dancer
Heather Paige DuBrow, American reality TV personality ("Real Housewives of Orange County")
Heather Thomson, American reality TV personality ("Real Housewives of NYC")
Heather Christina Marie Matarazzo, American actress
Heather Nova (born Heather Allison Frith), Bermudian singer-songwriter
Heather Marie Tom, American actress
Heather Bratton, American model
Heather Stohler, American model
Heather Michele O'Rourke, former American child actress
Heather McHugh, American poet
Heather McComb, American actress
Heather Hemmens, American actress
Heather Anne Mills, English model; ex-wife of musician Paul McCartney
Heather Elizabeth Langenkamp, American actress
Heather B. Gardner, American rapper
Heather Grace Angel, Anglo-American actress
Heather Small, British R&B singer
Heather Leigh Whitestone, Miss America 1995
Heather Ann O'Reilly Werry, American soccer player
Heather Blaine Mitts, American soccer player
Heather Williams, pen name of Venezuelan-American novelist Tui T. Sutherland
Heather Kuzmich, American model ("America's Next Top Model" Cycle 9)
Heather Louise McCartney (b. 1962), daughter of Linda & Paul McCartney
Heather Garcia (b. 1963), daughter of Grateful Dead rocker Jerry Garcia
Heather Henson (b. 1970), daughter of Muppeteer Jim Henson
Heather Sloane Chua (b. 2016), daughter of actress Nadine Samonte and Richard Chua

Pop Culture References for the name Heather

Heather McNamara, Heather Duke, and Heather Chandler, characters in 1988 movie (now a musical) "Heathers"
Heather Biblow, character on TV's "The Nanny"
Heather Mason, main character in video game "Silent Hill 3"
Heather, character on TV's "Total Drama Island" & "Total Drama Action"
Heather Vasquez, character in video game "Sims 3 Moonlight Bay"
Heather Fox, character in Jessica Burkhart's Canterwood Crest series
Heather Davis, character on TV's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"
Lady Heather Kessler, recurring character on TV's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
Heather Campbell, character in the Highlander film series
Heather Dante, character on TV's "The Sopranos"
Heather Hart, character in "Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said" by Philip K. Dick
Heather Farrell, character on the original "Degrassi" TV series
Heather Sinclair, unseen character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Heather Stevens Williams, character on American soap opera The Young and the Restless
Heather the Violet Fairy, character in the Rainbow Magic book series
Heather Bock, character in the "Girls Only" series
Heather Chandler, character on TV's "Beauty and the Beast'
"Heather Has Two Mommies," children's book by Lesléa Newman
Heather, character from DreamWorks Dragons