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Heather is a beautiful name. I think it means kind, gentle, caring, and sounds like an angel's name.
― Anonymous User  2/11/2005
I thought it was cool because my name is Arica (Air-ik-uh) and Erica means Heather in Latin. And what is cool is that my best friend is named Heather.
noodlelooz  2/21/2005
This the best name in the world because it's my name, despite the fact I like the name regardless. Off the record I had a hard time with this name growing up because people catergorized this name with a certain race group of which I am not a member so I got teased.
unpoetic  4/12/2005
It's the name of this really snobby girl at my school but it's still one of my favorite names.
scorpio93  6/11/2005
I love my name. It's also been very popular as long as I can remember. I had 7 "Heather"'s in my graduating class of 1988 of about 800 students.
azurelynn  7/15/2005
I have been constantly searching for an English name for myself until I saw 'Heather'. I love its meaning. The flower heather is superficially common but expresses itself in a determined and strong way as it always grows in rocky area. That's exactly what I want to be as a human being.
heather_84  7/27/2005
My grandmother went to New Zealand and brought back a flower called "Heather". 17yrs later, thats what she wanted to name me. I thought it was so cool that my parents let her.
charmedgirl  8/30/2005
I have this keychain that a friend gave me that says... "A name taken from the plant. She is strong-willed and determined, and will succeed in everything she tries. She knows her own mind." Very true!
charmedgirl  8/30/2005
I really love the name Heather. It is my name so I'm stuck with it. The only thing I never liked about it was people calling me feather to be funny. But I love my name and would not trade it for any other name.
― Anonymous User  9/26/2005
My name is Heather and growing up I hated the name. I thought it was boring and dull. Now that I am older, when I think of my name, I think of an English countryside and a very delicate flower. It has a very gentle sound to it.
When I have a son, I am going to name him Heath.
JadeSkye  11/7/2005
Heather Whitestone McCallum was the first Miss America with a disability (she's deaf) on September 17, 1994.
― Anonymous User  11/9/2005
The film "Heathers" from 1989 sort of celebrated the name's popularity, since all the snobby girls in the clique were called Heather. (Rebel Winona Ryder was called Veronica.)
Heather Locklear is a famous actress, and model Heather Mills is now married to Paul McCartney.
― Anonymous User  12/17/2005
There's a character called Heather Babcock in Agatha Christie's "Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side." She's a nice, but perky, annoying, and somewhat self-centered person. The book gives more about her personality.
kanine  2/8/2006
My name is Heather and I love having that name. I've seen a Heather flower and it is very beautiful like me.
JoJo Monkeygirl8345  2/20/2006
Heather to me seems to have been overused and that's caused me to dislike it. I don't remember attending school with any Heathers but I do know several online. The overuse of it only wore it out as well.
Missy  3/4/2006
Good name for someone living in a trailer who will grow up to be a stripper.
― Anonymous User  3/22/2006
I am another Heather. I was born in 1973 and my mother was blissfully unaware that she was naming me what would be the 8th most popular name in the U.S. that year. (It peaked at #3 in 1975.) Anonymous commenter, I do not live in a trailer nor have I ever been a stripper, but I had to laugh at your comment because I have left similar comments about names that I deem "trashy". I don't think Heather is one of those names, though -- just overused.
sharkycharming  5/10/2006
Famous bearer is Heather Joan Graham, an American actress.
― Anonymous User  3/24/2006
Heather is a gorgeous name. I especially love this name because all the Heathers I know are beautiful. And the name comes from a pretty pink flower. It fits my friend prefectly! Any girl with the name Heather should feel very blessed. As well as beautiful and feminine.
― Anonymous User  4/5/2006
I really hate this name. I love the meaning, and the thought of the moors of England bursting into purple flowers is wonderful, but I now have bad associations with it. I know a terrible girl (more of a cow) named Heather, and another one who is a complete psyco who was named Heather, and so now it's been ruined for me. Heather is also my sister's name. But that doesn't change it for me. I still see it as a trashy name. Sorry to offend, but that's my opinion (Sorry!).
Pheadirean  5/24/2006
Heather North played Daphne Blake from 1970-1972.
Tudor  6/14/2006
Some computers contain a font called "Heather". A beautiful font, in my opinion.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2006
I have always loved this name, and when I was younger I used to pretend it was my name. Oddly enough, now I work with someone named Heather, and everyone thinks we look like sisters!
― Anonymous User  7/14/2006
Well, my name is Heather, and I like my name. Yes, it is very common, but it's my name too and I love it. I don't see how anyone could dislike their own name, unless it was horrible. Just because you know a person named Heather who is a snob doesn't mean that everyone named Heather is a snob. That is being very presumptuous. People are all different. Having the same name doesn't make them alike. My little brother's name is Heath. The boy form of Heather. Everyone thought we were twins when we were little. So I would just like to tell all of you people not to insult a person's name. It's not very nice. And that would make everyone with the same name mad at you. And there are a lot of Heathers in the world, so be nice!
heatherlewis  7/17/2006
Heather Menzies was "Louisa" in The Sound of Music and starred on the TV series "Logan's Run".
hawaiigirl500  7/26/2006
One of my best friend's name is Heather. We call her Heather Feather and she loves it. Heather is a pretty name.
ashepoo05  7/26/2006
Heather O' Rourke, a child star from Poltergeist trilogy, is famous bearer. She born on 27th December 1975 and died 1st February 1988 from cardiopulmonary arrest at age of 12.
Anjamon  7/28/2006
My mom is named Heather. It's a pretty good name.
― Anonymous User  9/4/2006
This name reminds me of a feather.
Taydbug112  11/6/2006
There are novelists named Heather Graham and Heather Lowell.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
Here in Dallas there is a news anchor named Heather Hays.
legna88  11/30/2006
My name is Heather, and I hate it. Trust me parents out there reading this, as a teenager of current, you honestly wouldn't want to name your child Heather. Not only is it associated with snooby people, it is also has an entire list of words that people rhyme it with, It gets annoying quikly. Especially if you get called "Heather feather" or have ridiculous rap-type sentences made about you. "Her name is Heather, it ryhmes with feather, she wears black leather!" Uggghhh. Or, you could always stick with this name and make sure you raise a dumb, practically illiterate child so that they never understand anything in this place we call the world and are seen as the stereotypical moron that she will automatically be deemed! Cheers!
CoheedAndCambriaNerd  2/9/2007
First, I have to say that, of all of the names that I can picture for a stripper living in a trailer (which is more than one would imagine even knowing me), Heather just isn't one of them. I think that Heather is extremely overused for woman now in their 30s and 40s and is too mild of a name, personally. I would want to give my daughter a name that would stand out a little more. When I hear this name I only think of a few friends of my mother, the quietest language teacher I have ever had, and a character in the book Speak. Not a lot when you compare to all of the other connections that I can make with other names.
writing the world  3/17/2007
This is my name! It's okay, but it's really popular for people my age, and it's annoying when I hear someone call my name but they're talking to someone else. There's so many negative assocations with it too, sadly.
tenshisaito  4/6/2007
I like this name a lot. It has a nice meaning and I feel that it is a nice commom name. When I hear the name I think of someone that is rich and bold.
bandcamp2009  4/24/2007
The movie Heather, Heather, Heather is a weird movie and all the girls in the movie are named Heather. Who knew that the name Heather would be so in and yet so out.
bandcamp2009  6/25/2007
My name is Heather. My father chose this name for me. I have always loved it and still love it to this day. The only not-so-great thing I can say about this name is that many people assume you were born in the 1970's or 1980's if you have this name. I think it is lovely. I love the meaning and it writes beautifully on paper too. Blessings!
hpblum  6/27/2007
This name is my cousin's name. It is a beautiful and delicate name. It is so pretty!
catarielaew  7/1/2007
When I hear the name Heather I think of someone who looks delicate and fragile on the outside but very strong and beautiful on the inside. Heather is a wonderful name, when I'm older and if I have a girl I'll probably name her Heather.
aja3  7/31/2007
Heather is the name of the season 2 chef winner of Hell's Kitchen. She now owns a resturant in Las Vegas and named it Terra Rosa.
― Anonymous User  8/2/2007
Real name of burlesque dancer Dita von Teese is Heather Renée Sweet.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2007
Heather is the name of a plant and it's where it came from originally.
80226_hottie  8/10/2007
I've always liked this name. For its sound, meaning and the impression I get of a person with this name. It sounds resilient, courageous and strong - like the flowers that can be found around the hills.
Lizdebiz  8/17/2007
There were a few Heathers in my group when I studied in Spain. The Spanish people had a difficult time pronouncing Heather (especially with the "TH" in the middle), and the way they would say it, Heather sounded like how Americans say "hater."
― Anonymous User  8/17/2007
Heather means evergreen and flourishing, like the shrub.
heva_e  8/29/2007
Heather Locklear is the actress who played Amanda in Melrose Place.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2007
Well, with almost every comment made about this name being so positive, I just had to strike the discordant note. This is my niece's name (she was born in 1974--of course) but in spite of that I have never liked this name. It's just something about the way it sounds. I don't like any names that begin with H and I don't like the harsh TH sound in the middle of this one. And then of course it became very popular and predictably it's now going out of style so it will date its bearers. Unlike everyone else, I've just never seen the appeal of it.
queenv  9/26/2007
Heather means "Heather" and that's all, despite what several commenters here seem to believe.
― Anonymous User  11/23/2007
This name isn't bad, but it's a bit dated.
Brenna  12/27/2007
Heather Morris is the protagonist in the video game "Silent Hill 3".
FMRadio  2/22/2008
Someone above said the main character of Silent Hill 3 is named Heather Morris, but she is also called Heather Mason.
Rachelgirl1989  4/5/2009
A famous beaer of the name Heather is: Heather Johnson. Heather is an architect and is included in the new book In Their Shoes by the author Deborah Reber.
Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
My name is Heather. My name to me represents innocence, beauty, softness and love.
HeatherCarpenter  3/10/2008
I hate this name, it is the 3rd stupidest name of all time if you ask me, sorry it this is your name. I just don't like it.
mary26  7/19/2008
This is my name and I didn't like it at all at first. I thought it was so boring but now I think it's a very beautiful name. It's kind of common but I still like it.
snickerdoodle  7/23/2008
There is a singer named Heather Headley.
disgurlcrazy  9/28/2008
I think it's a pretty name. Kind of a 70's and 80's name, but I do know two younger Heathers (born in the 90's).
slasmc  10/12/2008
I like this name, but unfortunately I think of Heather Mills, and she's not a very nice person.
bananarama  10/13/2008
When I think of the name Heather, I think of thousands of delicate pink flowers spread across the wild land of a moor. I like it very much.
karasuko7  10/13/2008
I'm surprised to see so little reference to the film "Heathers," since I've heard of schools having "High Heather-Factors" and the like due to it. I think it's a lovely name, but I can't get rid of the association.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  3/15/2009
It's cute, but no one uses it anymore, hardly.
Becca_21  5/26/2009
Heather Harper, a famous Irish soprano, best known for her Britten roles.
Patria-Sue  5/29/2009
My name is Erica, which is the Latin term for the Heather flower. And under normal circumstances, I would think Heather was a gorgeous name--it has a beautiful sound. However, I've had terrible experiences in the past with girls named Heather.
erb816  9/8/2009
I go to a private high school, and there is one Heather in the grade. Before I came to this school, I thought the name Heather was only for preppy snobs, but now I adore the name, and I plan on naming one of my children this name for sure! It is just so classy!
AudreyinAfrica  9/19/2009
I never liked this name growing up, but it's grown on me. I think it's pretty. It's soft without being too "frou-frou". Pity it's so common.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2009
Heather Winds is a pink My Little Pony of the third generation. She has lavender hair, blue eyes and a cutie mark of Heather blowing in the wind with a butterfly fluttering nearby.
Monkey_Raper  1/12/2010
Every time I think of the name Heather, I think of a blonde girl. I don't know why but I just do. No offense.
smartbottom3  8/2/2010
I don't find Heather that pretty a name. I loathe the flower, and it doesn't sound that nice.
― Anonymous User  9/28/2010
I do like this name. It's very pretty. But it's too 70s and 80s ish for me to use.
Chrila96  11/18/2010
My name is Heather, and I absolutely hate it! There are not many names beginning with an "H" that I like, and this name is not one of them, and I hate, hate, hate the TH in the middle, and the ER at the end. This name sounds stupid. I'm going to legally change my first name soon, which is why I'm on this site.
h3ath3rm08  2/25/2011
Heather Ripley, actress.
Joy12  4/27/2011
I really like this name. I know a Heather and she is one of the funniest people I know, and she's is friends with almost everyone. She doesn't live in a trailer and isn't a stripper.
guardgirl15  6/10/2011
Heather Kuzmich is an American model, who participated in America's Next Top Model, Cycle 9. She was hugely popular, was voted CoverGirl of the week more times than any other contestant that cycle, and had Asperger's syndrome - she finished in 5th place.
xsai  6/17/2011
There are some plants, like Rose, Lily, Ivy, and Iris, that make decent names. To be honest with you, I don't think Heather is one of them. It sounds snobby yet common, and it reminds me of the shallow character from the book "Speak". Not a very nice choice.
Black_X  7/18/2011
On the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race, four of the queens (Raja, Manila, Carmen, and Delta) formed a clique which they called "The Heathers", named for the movie "Heathers".
Black_X  7/18/2011
Heather Morris is an actress who plays Brittany Pierce on Glee.
ebenezer_scrouge  9/19/2011
Heather from Eastenders!
― Anonymous User  2/1/2012
This is my my name, and I always have loved it, plus I am a total country girl and have seen many of these flowers. I am often told that I am as pretty as the flower.
Crimson Firelily  6/23/2012
Wife of Barry Stock (Guitarist of Three Days Grace)
― Anonymous User  7/14/2012
I have my heart set on changing my name to this. It is so much classier and elegant than Tiffany. And has way less stereotypes tied down to it. So use it.
555jazzy  7/24/2012
To me this name sounds very classic and mature
Feminine and delicate. But also strong and solid.
Rinaeden  2/7/2013
This is my name and I am completely content with it. I am a grad student and have always felt it is professional, easy (no fuss/confusion/attention-demanding), and pretty. However, having lived with this name for over 20 years, I will share the cons that I have come across with it. 1) The most obvious is that it is sooo popular. You know that strange feeling you get when you call another person by your own name? I don't feel that at all anymore, I have to do it so much that it is totally normal to me. 2) It rhymes with a lot of completely unoffensive things, but I have received texts addressing me as "Heavier", immediately followed by "Oh my gosh I'm sorry my T9/autocorrect did that". Not a big deal, but I'm about 5-10 lbs overweight, and being a girl, I think about those 5-10 lbs when that happens. 3) If I leave a message (voice/text) for someone that might not have my number in their phone, I always feel the need to use my last name. For example "Hey ____, this is Heather Lastname from class". If I had a somewhat unique name, I wouldn't need to also mention my last name. This actually comes up a lot especially in business, or even when contacting old friends. 4) I frequently travel and have found that people from many countries from Asian to Scandinavian, have difficulty with the "th" sound and often call me Header (like my little nieces do). I secretly find it endearing, but I get the sense that others wish they could pronounce it properly.

On the neutral side, I rarely get accidentally called other names and if so it's either Heidi or Hannah. Overall, I don't feel that purely my name has hindered me or pushed me toward my dreams. I feel that it is a sexy, spontaneous and conservative name which I find to be a fun combination. I hope this has been helpful!
heatherchild  3/6/2014
I love how this is a nature name and how it comes across as elegant & refined and not sounding at all weirdly wacko or crazily trendy.
― Anonymous User  6/28/2014
Looking at the comments over the years, I think that people are mean to say some of the things about names they don't like. My name is Heather and I got called Feather and Leather but why would that hurt my feelings? Kids make fun of anything and I had enough confidence to not care. I don't think a name defines a person. We are named as babies so how would anyone know what we were going to turn out to be?
heathere82  7/28/2014
Heather O'Neill is a Canadian author, screenwriter and journalist.
thelisia  10/18/2014
― Anonymous User  10/29/2014
This was my name, then it was ruined for me when someone on a game asked me my name and I couldn't say it because it was censored, why was it censored? Answer, take off the H, now it says "eat her", so sorry for all you Heathers out there, but I just had to say what nobody else seemed to have noticed. I have had my first name legally changed.

I am aware that in 6/23/2012 I made a previous comment on how I liked my name, that was before I noticed the reason why I like it no longer.
Crimson Firelily  11/13/2014
The name Heather stands for beauty being grown through tough terrain, it is a small beautiful flower or shrub that grows often in rocky terrain.
drift627  4/9/2015
I really like this name. I have met one girl of my generation named Heather. She was lovely, which gave me a nice impression of the name. Where I am from, most people with this name are retirees. I like it a bit less after being to Scotland & seeing it growing everywhere, weedy, like saltbush. I still like it, but it kind of dropped off the favorites list after that. It also does admittedly remind me of the Winona Ryder movie, Heathers.
I would never think of 'trailer/stripper' like earlier comments. If anything, the stereotype for me would be tweed, cable-knitted jumpers and tartan skirts -along Mrs Doubtfire style.
Espy  4/14/2015
My name is Heather. When I was younger I thought it was the ugliest name in the world and sounded more like a boy's name. I wanted to change it many times as a kid and begged my mom to call me something different. As I got older I learned to like it more. I like the meaning behind it and I like that I haven't met anyone else with my name until college, although I'm not friends with any. My mom thought I was going to be a boy and hadn't even considered girls' names. When I was born with two X chromosomes she had to search in a baby book. She liked the sound of it and that it was a flower. My dad said it would also mean I would grow up to be pretty which hopefully happened. My boyfriend says that I match my name :). It makes me upset when I hear of trashy people that share my name because I feel like it reflects me poorly. I just hope I grow to like my name more and more as life goes on.
Heathermm  4/22/2015
I don't like the name Heather, it sounds really 70's to me. I don't find it very elegant or classy.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2015
One bearer of this name is Heather Dale, a musician. (I think folk).
Aliria  11/17/2015
I was named after a wildflower that grows on the mountains and hills of Ireland and Scotland. My name is Heather. I am not blonde, and I am far from stuck up. Actually I am the spitting image of my name- I am a wildflower. I can survive harsh mountain terrain and I still find a way to bloom. I am tattooed, gritty, but I am free. Who wants to be a perfect rose when you can be wild? Whether you like my name or not, I love it. I know who and what I am, and honestly if you judge a person by their name you are just plain shallow.
Buddahlady8  12/13/2015
I have a few friends named Heather. They are sweet, sincere, humble and kind. The movie 'The Heathers' left a twinge of disdain for it... But, then one Heather out there has ruined the name for me :( I guess any sociopath out there could ruin their name for others. Every time I meet someone named Heather, I get cautious. Luckily, all the other Heathers I've ever met have been really cool, I just can't get over the worst Heather out there.
― Anonymous User  1/27/2016
Brother name = "HEATH"
Sabertooth  3/10/2016
I love this name, partly because I have a weakness for flower names.
lichnost  3/19/2016
The name Heather rhymes with Weather.
BN183  7/14/2016
My name is Heather... I'm 38 years old and growing up I didn't like my name at all because there were other "Heathers" everywhere... However, when my family vacationed in Scotland and there was the flower Heather everywhere instead of people, I developed a new love for my name and a feeling of ownership! I love Scotland, it's my favorite place in the world! I'm also Scottish by blood, but American by birth.
Heatherhono  10/4/2016
I am a Heather. I have been always fine with it. I got a Heather bush as a gift. I left it outside one stormy night. I killed it. OOPS. If your name is Heather, you got to see the movie Heathers. It a cult movie, so it is a bit of a strange movie, but hell, it's titled Heathers.
Heather 72  11/28/2016
Heather is very pretty. You don't hear many little girls being named it nowadays.
nameaddictt  12/9/2016
Heather Renee French Henry is a Miss America title holder, personality, fashion designer and veterans advocate. Raised in Augusta, Kentucky, French Henry graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. She competed in pageants throughout her teens, including the Miss Ohio pageant. She competed in the Miss Kentucky Pageant four times before winning the title on her fifth attempt in 1999. She won the 2000 Miss America pageant in September 1999, the first Kentuckian to do so. Her platform for her reign was raising awareness of homeless veterans; her father was a wounded veteran of the Vietnam War. She has received numerous awards for her work with veterans.
cutenose  2/27/2017
Heather Anne Mills, former wife of Paul McCartney, is an English media personality, businesswoman and activist. Mills came to public attention in 1993; she was a model, and a collision with a police motorcycle in London resulted in the amputation of her left leg below the knee. She continued to model using a prosthetic limb and sold her story to a tabloid newspaper.
cutenose  3/17/2017
Heather Jeanne Fong is the former chief of police for San Francisco, California, United States. Her ancestral roots are in Ho Chung village, Chung Shan County, Guangdong Province, China. She is the first woman to lead the San Francisco Police Department, and the first Asian American woman to head a major metropolitan city police force. She is also the second Asian American police chief in SFPD history, the other being Fred Lau.
cutenose  6/1/2017
The name Heather was given to 271 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Heather are female.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017
Heather Vandeven is an American model, mainstream actress, and pornographic actress. She was chosen as a Penthouse Pet of the Month in 2006 and later became the magazine's 2007 Pet of the Year.
cutenose  7/14/2017
The 1988 film 'Heathers' not only contains the name in the title, but also has 3 main characters with the name- Heather Chandler, Heather Duke and Heather McNamara.
heatherbeather  8/9/2017
M'yeah... it's fine. Sounds just too old fashioned. I don't really consider this name. Plus, I have a feeling someone's gonna nickname her Heathy, which is cute, but I don't know if the kid would like it.
― Anonymous User  1/12/2018
My sister really likes this name for some reason, but as for me... eh. I couldn't care less about it.
MarioDM02  2/15/2018
The name Heather is also a character from a movie and game series called Silent Hill. She is a main character in the Silent Hill 3 video game for PS2 and Microsoft Windows. In the movie Silent Hills Revelation, she is also one of the main characters. Heather isn't the only character in Silent Hill. Alessa and so far Claudia are also characters in Silent Hill. Both aren't playable in the games but, are still a part of the game. I think it may not hurt to check out all of the Silent Hill's video games for all of the character's names and the meaning behind their name as well. However, that is your call to make. What I am giving you is just a suggestion. Thank you for taking the time to read my suggestion.
animegirl7676  4/23/2018

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