Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Heaven

Heaven is the English vocabulary word for the sky or more specifically, the dwelling place of God. It comes from the Olde English “heofon” meaning ‘a place of eternal happiness’ and therefore associated with Paradise. The usage of Heaven as a female given name is distinct to the United States.

All About the Baby Name – Heaven

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME HEAVEN

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME HEAVEN

The name Heaven only first appeared on the female naming charts in 1990 so it’s quite new. Its usage has increased since the turn of the 21st century, however, in recent years it has begun to show backwards momentum on the charts. Heaven could be considered a virtue name, like Hope Faith and Charity. Parents mainly use it to demonstrate their religious aspirations or simply because it’s such a powerful way to express their hopes, dreams and/or love for their baby daughter. Some might say in today’s naming fashions that Heaven is Nevaeh spelled backwards (given the ϋber-trendiness of Nevaeh currently). But we definitely prefer Heaven over Nevaeh. Either way, beware. This is one of those names subject to ridicule. People have strong opinions one way or another about both Heaven and Nevaeh, but that’s the risk you take by following a fleeting fad. It’s a delicate choice and the selection of a name like Heaven is highly personalized. We agree it’s a lovely notion – naming your child Heaven – but we also see the risks of a few eye rolls. If that doesn’t bother you, then look heavenward and make your own choice. Everyone else can go to Hell!

Quick Facts

ON HEAVEN

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

327

PRONUNCIATION:

HEV-әn

SIMPLE MEANING:

Paradise

Characteristics

OF HEAVEN

Independent

Individualistic

Ambitious

Strong-willed

Inventive

Successful

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Heaven

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME HEAVEN

Andrea is the is the father of the main character in Anne Rice’s highly acclaimed 1991 novel, "Cry To Heaven," a lush tale of castrati in 18th century Italy. He is a highly influential and powerful figure in political circles, who bears a terrible family secret that he keeps from his son, Tonio – he has cut his older son, Carlo, out of the family. Andrea’s action unintentionally has dire results for his son, Tonio, as Carolo returns after their father’s death and extracts a terrible revenge.

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Heaven

Popular Songs

ON HEAVEN

Heaven, Hell, or Houston
a song by ZZ Top

Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)
a song by Amy Grant

Famous People

NAMED HEAVEN

We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Heaven.

Children of Famous People

NAMED HEAVEN

Brooke Burke;

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME HEAVEN

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Heaven