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How popular is Heather?

The uncommon name Heather was the 1,129th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

Heather, although not presently in the top 1000, did once enjoy higher rankings.

Its highest popularity ranking of #3 was reached in 1975 with 24,300 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Heather was less than 5, most recently in 1928.

Heather, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1930-1942, 1943-1947, 1949-1955, and 1956-1975, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1977-1982, 1985-2012, and 2014-2016.

Sometimes the name Heather has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Where is the name Heather popularity headed?

Heather's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

For a number of years, the name Heather has been spiralling downward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Heather for their newborn has dropped.

The name Heather is used by only a select few and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Heather is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Heather (Girl)Heather (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 219 1,129 < 5 --
2016 272 983 < 5 --
2015 281 964 < 5 --
2014 329 838 < 5 --
2013 315 835 < 5 --
2012 327 819 < 5 --
2011 391 709 < 5 --
2010 421 682 < 5 --
2009 553 550 < 5 --
2008 651 485 < 5 --
2007 795 409 5 13,039
2006 974 339 < 5 --
2005 1,067 300 < 5 --
2004 1,303 244 < 5 --
2003 1,617 206 < 5 --
2002 2,066 159 < 5 --
2001 2,273 146 < 5 --
2000 2,684 125 < 5 --
1999 2,887 112 6 9,121
1998 3,397 99 7 7,884
1997 3,768 90 5 9,809
1996 4,758 71 9 6,174
1995 6,032 54 15 4,130
1994 7,034 44 7 7,250
1993 8,102 38 17 3,717
1992 9,724 31 16 3,816
1991 11,700 23 25 2,703
1990 14,220 19 24 2,728
1989 16,245 15 59 1,427
1988 18,037 14 58 1,362
1987 18,979 9 62 1,239
1986 19,792 9 66 1,167
1985 21,153 8 70 1,112
1984 21,491 9 79 1,003
1983 20,747 9 70 1,063
1982 17,494 12 46 1,402
1981 17,946 10 49 1,349
1980 19,975 6 77 1,032
1979 20,839 7 74 1,031
1978 22,271 5 71 1,035
1977 23,777 5 75 995
1976 24,199 4 85 902
1975 24,300 3 66 1,014
1974 23,182 4 77 929
1973 19,350 8 47 1,209
1972 16,324 9 58 1,066
1971 15,019 12 40 1,339
1970 14,668 19 43 1,270
1969 10,069 34 27 1,580
1968 5,501 62 10 2,813
1967 3,905 87 10 2,669
1966 2,897 125 8 3,081
1965 2,498 150 7 3,374
1964 2,386 160 5 4,277
1963 2,089 183 < 5 --
1962 1,284 247 7 3,433
1961 1,103 276 < 5 --
1960 972 298 < 5 --
1959 911 302 < 5 --
1958 731 344 < 5 --
1957 665 354 < 5 --
1956 661 342 < 5 --
1955 614 348 < 5 --
1954 541 375 < 5 --
1953 426 419 < 5 --
1952 382 439 < 5 --
1951 308 473 < 5 --
1950 310 461 < 5 --
1949 249 519 < 5 --
1948 215 568 < 5 --
1947 272 499 < 5 --
1946 237 512 < 5 --
1945 175 554 < 5 --
1944 131 645 < 5 --
1943 166 585 < 5 --
1942 159 585 < 5 --
1941 131 617 < 5 --
1940 106 673 < 5 --
1939 94 701 < 5 --
1938 76 808 < 5 --
1937 52 970 < 5 --
1936 52 956 < 5 --
1935 63 870 < 5 --
1934 41 1,109 < 5 --
1933 30 1,323 < 5 --
1932 11 2,722 < 5 --
1931 7 3,648 < 5 --
1930 9 3,174 < 5 --
1929 9 3,245 < 5 --
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1923 8 3,770 < 5 --
1922 5 5,337 < 5 --
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1920 5 5,302 < 5 --
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1917 5 4,909 < 5 --
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1914 8 2,743 < 5 --
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.