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Heather Girl Name


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Heather name image The name Heather is of Middle English origin, and means heather.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Heather has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Heather
Use of the Name Heather for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years50 Years25 Years10 Years5 Years2 Years1 Year
517,440513,292273,21230,6979,8822,8891,284
The table below indicates the number of times the name Heather has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Heather first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1935, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Heather
 Used as a Girl NameUsed as a Boy Name
YearRankCountRankCount
193587163  
193695652  
193796952  
193880976  
193970793  
1940673106  
1941617131  
1942589158  
1943583167  
1944647131  
1945556175  
1946512237  
1947499272  
1948572213  
1949516251  
1950460312  
1951473309  
1952440381  
1953418428  
1954375541  
1955346615  
1956342661  
1957354662  
1958344731  
1959301911  
1960298971  
19612761,101  
19622471,283  
19631832,084  
19641602,385  
19651502,493  
19661252,898  
1967873,904  
1968625,499  
19693410,064  
19701914,648  
19711215,012  
1972916,322  
1973819,333  
1974423,16992877
1975324,295  
1976424,18891783
1977523,75399375
1978522,263  
1979720,835  
1980619,952  
19811017,944  
19821217,475  
1983920,735  
1984921,462  
1985821,152  
1986919,779  
1987918,982  
19881418,007  
19891516,255  
19901914,215  
19912311,707  
1992319,716  
1993378,098  
1994447,036  
1995546,024  
1996714,752  
1997903,765  
1998993,393  
19991122,881  
20001262,679  
20011462,262  
20021592,052  
20032051,605  
20042451,284  
Totals:  517,440 235

During the last 125 years, parents have used Heather as a girl's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Heather appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 70 times during the last 125 years.


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Girl Name Heather