HEATHERfEnglish From the English word heather for the variety of small shrubs with pink or white flowers, which commonly grow in rocky areas. It is derived from Middle English hather. It was first used as a given name in the late 19th century, though it did not become popular until the last half of the 20th century.
JASONmEnglish, French, Greek Mythology (Anglicized), Biblical From the Greek name Ιασων (Iason) meaning "healer", derived from Greek ιασθαι (iasthai) meaning "to heal". In Greek mythology Jason was the leader of the Argonauts. After his uncle Pelias overthrew his father Aeson as king of Iolcos, Jason went in search of the Golden Fleece in order to win back the throne. During his journeys he married the sorceress Medea, who helped him gain the fleece and kill his uncle, but who later turned against him when he fell in love with another woman.... [more]
KURTmGerman, English German contracted form of CONRAD. A famous bearer was the American musician Kurt Cobain (1967-1994).
RAM (1)mBiblical Means "exalted" in Hebrew. This was a son of Hezron in the Old Testament.
VERONICAfEnglish, Italian, Romanian, Late Roman Latin alteration of BERENICE, the spelling influenced by the ecclesiastical Latin phrase vera icon meaning "true image". This was the name of a legendary saint who wiped Jesus' face with a towel and then found his image imprinted upon it. Due to popular stories about her, the name was occasionally used in the Christian world in the Middle Ages. It was borne by the 17th-century Italian saint and mystic Veronica Giuliani. As an English name, it was not common until the 19th century, when it was imported from France and Scotland.