If your name is Heather, you might find that others naturally seek you out for your good advice and understanding. This makes perfect sense, as good counsel and the ability to spiritually inspire others are hallmarks of the name Heather’s personality. You are on a journey to find the higher truths in life, and you never hesitate to share the wisdom you have found—whether in the form of good, practical, caring advice or a bit of spiritual wisdom. You can truly make the world a better place by giving this gift to others. (It’s also a good idea to take your own advice and listen to your own wisdom, but this is sometimes harder to do!) You are sympathetic in your dealings with others, and your ability to see all sides of the situation and be sensitive to everyone’s feeling makes you a natural diplomat.
Just because your nature is highly spiritual doesn’t mean you don’t appreciate the finer things in life, and you seek to surround yourself with a beautiful home, clothes, and car. One thing you need to look out for is a lack of confidence in yourself and your own intuition, which might lead you to a tendency to procrastinate. Don’t go down that path . . . you deserve to be confident in yourself!
The name Heather comes from the English word heather, which is a type of small shrub with pink or white flowers that grows primarily in rocky places. It originated from the Middle English word “hather”, but the “e” was added to make it more closely associated with the word “heath” (meaning “moor”), which moors are where the heather plant mostly grew. Heather is so abundant on the moors of Scotland that the plant is a national symbol.
As a first name for girls, Heather became popular in the English-speaking world in the 19th century along with other names of plants, trees, and flowers for baby girls. It first appeared in popular usage in the United States in 1935 and grew steadily in popularity for until it finally hit the Top 100 in 1967. By 1972, it had achieved a place in the Top 10, and by 1975, it reached its peak as the #3 most popular name for girls in the United States.
There are numerous famous Heathers, many of them actresses, including Heather Locklear, Heather Morris, Heather Langenkamp, Heather Morris, Heather Matarazzo, Heather Tom, Heather O’Rourke, and Heather Graham. A famous singer and Broadway actress, Heather Headley, originated the role of Nala in the Broadway version of “The Lion King” as well as the title role in “Aida.” Other famous Heathers include model Heather Marks, singer-songwriter Heather Nova, and tennis player Heather Watson.