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Heather -- Meaning, Origin, and/or Other Information

The meaning of Heather is "Flowering heather." This eMedTV segment explains other information related to Heather, including its origin.

Heather is also a boy name. Click here for information on the boy name Heather.

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Meanings and Variations

Heather is from Middle English meaning Flowering heather.
Alternates for Heather include: Heath

Here are some names that are spelled similarly to Heather.


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