Quick Facts on Heaven
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Characteristics of Heaven
Etymology & Historical Origin - 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.
Popularity of the 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!
Popularity of the Girl Name Heaven
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Heaven
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Heaven
Heaven We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Heaven.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Heaven
Dog Heaven (Cynthia Rylant) - In Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant's classic bestseller, the author comforts readers young and old who have lost a dog. Recommended highly by pet lovers around the world, Dog Heaven not only comforts but also brings a tear to anyone who is devoted to a pet. From expansive fields where dogs can run and run to delicious biscuits no dog can resist, Rylant paints a warm and affectionate picture of the ideal place God would, of course, create for man's best friend. The first picture book illustrated by the author, Dog Heaven is enhanced by Rylant's bright, bold paintings that perfectly capture an afterlife sure to bring solace to anyone who is grieving. Rylant also wrote a book called “Cat Heaven”. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Heaven is for Real for Kids (Todd Burpo) - Heaven is for real, and you are going to like it! Colton Burpo came back from his trip to heaven with a very important message: Jesus really, really loves children. In an effort to reach even more families with this eternally significant story, this runaway bestseller is now told from Colton-kid to kids! Children will receive the same comfort and assurance that so many adults have received from the trade book. Beautifully illustrated under Colton's direction, he shares his experiences in first person and comments on things that will be important to kids. A letter to parents is included to guide them as they talk to their children about heaven. Scripture along with a Q&A section with answers from the Bible are also included in the book. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Heaven, God's Promise for Me (Anne Graham Lotz) - The light is always on Because Jesus is waiting for you. The very best part of Heaven Is that He's going to be there too. Heaven is a real place. It's where Jesus lives and waits for those he loves to come to him. It's a place of joy and love and hope---a place where all of God's children, young and old, will stay and be happy forever. Engaging questions and scripture references in the back of this book will help parents reinforce the message that Heaven is a place of love that we can all look forward to seeing one day. There's even a special keepsake invitation for children to RSVP to Jesus! Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Heaven
Famous People Named Heaven - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Heaven.
Children of Famous People Named Heaven
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Heaven - Brooke Burke (TV personality); David Charvet (French singer); Shaun Alexander (football player)
Heaven - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Heaven - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first 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.
Variations of the Baby Name - Heaven