Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! You’ve already figured out her first name, so it’s time to move on to the exciting part: picking a middle name for her! Making this selection for your newborn can be an exciting, but also somewhat intimidating, process to go through and complete. You may be perplexed as to which middle name will best match your daughter’s given name given the plethora of options.
That’s why I’ve written my tips to help you choose the ideal middle name for your child. You can go through some quick lists to help you make your pick – you’re guaranteed to fall in love with at least one of them!
What Does The Name Heather Mean?
Heather is a popular girl’s name in the English-speaking world. Heather is actually a name given to a tiny shrub with pink or white blooms that grows in rocky regions and is referred to as Heather in English. Because of its rocky terrain, the brush is native to both Scotland and England, but it is more prevalent in Scotland. The word “hather” comes from the Middle English word “hather.”
People believe that the name of their children can have an impact on their future success in life. It can also have a bearing on a child, what their name means. As a result, people often choose names based on their meanings, believing that the meaning of the child’s name may reflect the nature of the child or influence the child later on.
How Do You Pronounce Heather?
Heather is pronounced as /HEH ther/.
What are middle names for?
Your daughter’s middle name is one that she will keep with her for the rest of her life, which is a wonderful thing. Of course, middle names aren’t absolutely necessary in terms of legal requirements, but they do add a little something extra to the overall flavor of our names. And, to be completely honest, they do come in helpful every now and then.
Often people can make the middle name a nickname later on or even you can put the initials together to form a new name, for example, Heather May could become Hem!
Research has also indicated that having middle names improves people’s chances of getting a better job in the future! According to a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, people who have middle names are believed to have a high social position and to be intellectually superior.
Famous People Called Heather
- Heather Tom (born 1975), American actress
- Heather Wallace (born 1961), Canadian squash player
- Heather Whitestone (born 1973), Miss America winner
- Heather Moyse (born 1978), Canadian bobsledder and rugby union player
- Heather North (1945–2017), American voice actress
- Heather Nova (born 1967), Bermudian singer-songwriter and poet
- Heather Marks (born 1988), Canadian model
- Heather Matarazzo (born 1982), American actress
- Heather McCartney (born 1962), American-British potter and artist, daughter of Linda McCartney and adopted daughter of Paul McCartney
- Heather Mills (born 1968), British model and activist; the second wife of Paul McCartney
How Common is the Name Heather?
The first name Heather was given to a child in January 15th, 1883, according to the Social Security Administration’s birth record database.
Heather is the 121st most popular name in the history of the world. The Social Security Administration has registered 526,374 babies born with the first name Heather in the United States between the years 1880 and 2019. Heather was the most commonly used first name in the United States in 1975, with a total of 24,300 infants.
Heather was the third most common female name in the United States behind Jennifer and Amy, with over 24,000 girls named Heather at its peak in 1975. Only 219 girls were born in 2017, making it the 1,129th most prevalent name.
How to Choose the Perfect Name to go With Heather
The most appropriate middle name for Heather is the one that blends nicely with her first and last names. For example, choose the middle names you want for Heather from the list below and jot them down on a piece of paper.
Say the names out loud with Heather at the start. For example, Heather Ann. Remove any names that are strange, bizarre, or difficult to pronounce.
Step 2 should be repeated, but this time include the last name and listen to how it sounds. Delete any further names that don’t sound suitable.
Examine the initials of the remaining names and identify the ones that work particularly well together. Make certain that it does not sound absurd or harsh. Consider looking for ones that can be given nicknames when they are grouped together.
By the time you are finished with steps 1-4, you will have cut down the selection to a manageable amount of options that will assist you in deciding on the ideal middle name for Heather.
50 Best Middle Names for Heather
We’ve pulled together the best girl’s names that go well with the name Heather. Here’s our list:
First Name for Middle Name Heather
If you have already decided on Heather as the middle name you might be looking for the perfect first name as Heather makes a great middle name. We have our top 10 here!
10 Classic Girl Names That Go Well With Heather
10 Modern Names That Go With Heather
10 Unusual Girl Names That Go With Heather
European Names That Match the Name Heather
If you love European names or even have European ancestry we’ve compiled the best Irish, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Polish names to go with Heather. We’ve kept these spelt in their original authentic way, but you can always update the spelling if you prefer.
7 Irish Girl Names That Go with Heather
|Heather Laoise (lee-sha)|
|Heather Nuala (noo-lah)|
|Heather Riona (ree-ona)|
|Heather Eimear (ee-mur)|
|Heather Clodagh (clo-da)|
|Heather Sadhbh (sive, sigh-v)|
|Heather Aoife (ee-fa)|
7 French Names to Go with Heather
|Heather Adele (See Middle Names for Adele)|
7 Spanish Names That Go Well with Heather
7 Italian Names for Heather
7 German Names for Heather
7 Polish Names for Heather
Names of Certain Length
If you have a long or short surname, you might want to choose middle names with just 1, 2 or 3 syllables, we’ve got the best of each to help you choose the best middle name for your child.
7 Names for Heather with 1 Syllable
7 Names for Heather with 2 Syllables
7 Names for Heather with 3 Syllables
Names for Heather with the Same Initial
7 Names for Heather Starting with A Vowel
Nicknames for Heather
Heather is often given the following nicknames:
Different Ways to Spell Heather
Similar Names Like Heather
If you like these names, check out our post on names that go with Harmony
Sibling Names for Heather
If you already have a child named Heather, you might be looking for some great sister or brother names that go with it. We’ve compiled some classic names that go together really well with Heather.
Sister Names for Heather
If you already have a baby Heather, and she’s going to be an older sister, then we’ve come up with some gorgeous sister names!
|Heather & Maren|
|Heather & Alexa|
|Heather & Valeria|
|Heather & Mariana|
|Heather & Blake|
|Heather & Hannah|
|Heather & Noa|
|Heather & Alina|
|Heather & Lola|
|Heather & Rosie|
Brother Names for Heather
If you are expecting a baby boy, and already have an Heather then check out our boy names that will match your baby girl!
|Heather & Sage|
|Heather & Hayden|
|Heather & Jeremy|
|Heather & Adler|
|Heather & Jeremias|
|Heather & Zakai|
|Heather & Mark|
|Heather & Shane|
|Heather & Eric|
|Heather & Tadeo|
Take Away For Baby Name Heather
Those are just a few of my favorite names that go well with Amelia, and this is by no means an exhaustive list of names that go well with Amelia. Please share your favorite middle names for girls, or even simply your favorite middle names in general, in the comments section. Good luck choosing!
And, before you leave, take a look at some of my other favorite posts for middle names, such as: