H names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Heath

Heath comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who lived-in or near a heath. It comes from Old English hǣþ meaning “wasteland, wilderness, heath” via Proto-Germanic *haiþī (heath, wasteland), deriving from PIE *kait-, *ḱait- (forest, wasteland, uncultivated land). It could also be used as a short form of Heathcliff (first created by English author Emily Bronte for her novel Wuthering Heights), combined with heath and cliff, essentially meaning “from the heath cliff” or “from the cliff with heath”.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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