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Origin: Kenya
Region Origin: Eastern Africa

The name Heather is a feminine name of British origin, meaning "evergreen flowering plant". It is derived from the Middle English word "hather" and is a reference to the small shrubs with pink or white flowers that commonly grow in rocky areas, particularly in Scotland and England. The name is often associated with the colors pale blue, pink, purple, and gray, which can be found in heather fabric. The evergreen flowering plant symbolizes different meanings based on its color. Purple heather flowers represent beauty and admiration, while white flowers signify good luck, protection, and purity. Heather is a strong, resilient plant that thrives in harsh conditions, making it a fitting name for a person who has overcome challenges. The name Heather became popular in the 1970s and 1980s, peaking at #3 in 1975.

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