This name was so trendy in the 70s and 80s, that there was even a movie named after it (Heathers starring Winona Ryder.) In the film, every popular girl in school was named—what else?—Heather. As is oft to happen with most things that were cool back in the day, it’s starting to feel washed-up now and parents have taken note. The name’s gone down, down, down the name charts to land with a thud in the 500s.


  • English: A flowering evergreen plant that thrives on peaty, barren lands such as those found in Scotland



Famous Namesakes

Actress Heather Locklear, Actress Heather Graham, Actress Heather Matarazzo, Actress Heather Morris

Celebrity Babies

Daughter of Jerry Garcia, Daughter of Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman, Daughter of Jim Henson