(f) First used as a Christian name in England
and Wales in the 1880’s, but at its most popular there in
the 1950’s. For obvious reasons the name made a great
appeal to Scottish parents. By 1958 it was 34th most
frequently used name in Scotland, and it has continued
to be used frequently in the late 1970’s. The name is no
longer fashionable in England, but it has recently reached
the U.S.A., Canada and Australia, and is establishing itself firmly.
The Latin name for heather is erica, which occurs as a Christian
name, but normally as a feminine form of Eric.
To Scottish Christian Names