The name Heather is primarily a female name of English origin that means Heather Plant.
The heather plant is a variety of shrubs with pink or white flowers and are native to both Scotland and England, though mostly found in Scotland. The word heather can also refer to the fabric, which is most often a mix of shades of grey.
As a given name, Heather was first recorded in 1852 by the New York Times. An infant named Heather Campbell emigrated from Glasgow, Scotland with her mother. The name first saw significant usage in the United States where it entered the top 1000 in 1935 and peaked in popularity at #3 in 1975. The name has also been in popularity charts in Canada, England & Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
Heathers is a film with a stage adaption called Heathers: The Musical.
Famous bearers: Heather Locklear, actress. Heather Graham, actress. Heather Matarazzo, actress.
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