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What does Heda mean?

Heda Pronunciation of Heda [he-da] as a girls' name is of Old German derivation, and the name Heda means "contention and strife; delightful, sweet; my echo". Heda is a version of Hedda (Old German): anglicized form of Hedwig. Heda is also a form of Hedy (Greek, Hebrew).

Associated with: strife (battle), sweet (beautiful).


Heda has 5 variants: Heddi, Heddie, Hedi, Hedia and Hediah.

5 more different relations via Hedda, Hedy: Hedvig, Hedwig, Hedwiga, Hedyla and Hetta.

Creative forms:
(female) Hepa, Hyda, ..

(male) Hede, Hedeo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Heda Liberty (H.L.), ..

How popular is Heda?

Heda is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#140756 out of 150436, Top 94%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Hedy, Hedwig, Hedvig and Hedda are the popular varying forms of Heda (unlisted) listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Heda were favored as baby names during the years 1890-1899 (average #1542), but now, the form Hedwig has become somewhat outmoded. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hedvig, Hedwig, Hedy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hedda, Hedvig outside U.S.

Similar Names

Heda is alike in pronunciation to Hadee, Hadia, Hadiya, Hadya, Hedya, Hedyah, Heida, Heidee, Heidey, Heidi, Heidy, Huda, Hyday and Hydee. Other suggested similar names are Aida, Aleda, Auda, Ayda, Beda, Breda, Doda, Dreda, Eda, Edda, Elda, Enda, Freda, Gada, Gerda, Hana, Haya, Hedlea (see Hadley), Hedly, Hege, Heide, Helga, Helia, Hella, Helma, Helsa, Hema, Hena, Hera, Herma, Hero, Herta, Huela, Hylda, Hynda, Jaeda, Jenda, Kenda, Leda, Leida, Leoda, Lida, Mada, Meda, Neda, Nelda, Oleda, Reda, Reida, Rida, Selda, Tada, Veda, Velda, Verda, Vida, Vieda, Welda, Wenda, Zada and Zelda. These names tend to be more frequently used than Heda.

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