Heath Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Heath:
Derived from the Middle English hethe, which is from the Old English hæð (a heath, a moor).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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This is a family name on my husband's side, and several of the men have this name is a middle name, including my son. I also have a nephew whose first name is Heath. For some reason, it sounds like a strong, stubborn name to me, with a dash of silly throw in.
My older brother is named Heath for Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights and I really like the name, I think it suits well with the rest of our siblings’ names.
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- Meanings and history of the name Heath
Heath means wasteland, it's of English origin.
- Famous real-life people named Heath
Heath Ledger, Australian actor (given name was Heathcliff Andrew)
Heath Miller, American football tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
W. Heath Robinson, English cartoonist and illustrator.
Heath Bell, MLB pitcher with the San Diego Padres.
Heath Evans, American football fullback for the New Orleans Saints.
- Heath in song, story & screen
Not exactly the same name, but close -- Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights and Heathcliff from the comic strip.
Heathcliff (Heath) Huxtable from the Cosby Show