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What does Hedda mean?

Hedda Pronunciation of Hedda as a girls' name is pronounced HED-ah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Hedda is "contention and strife". Anglicized version of Hedwig. Both are saint's names. Mid-20th-century gossip queen Hedda Hopper.

ASSOCIATED WITH He-, -da, strife (battle), saint, 20th century (modern), queen


VARIANTS Heda, Heddi, Heddie, Hedi, Hedvig, Hedvige, Hedwig, Hedwiga, Hedy, Hetta


(female) Hadda, ..

(male) Hedha, ..

Hedda Kira (H.K.), ..

How popular is Hedda?

Hedda is a rare first name for females. Hedda is also a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Hedda reached its top rank of #84 in Sweden in the year 2013, and is currently at #94. (TOP 100 NAMES, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hedda name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Hedda are Hedy, Hedwig and Hedvig. Other forms, like Hedviga, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Hedda reached its highest during 1890-1899 (MEDIAN #1542), but now, the version Hedwig has become somewhat dated.

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

Hedda is pronounced similarly to Hadee, Hadia, Hadiya, Hadya, Hedia, Hediah, Hedya, Hedyah, Heida, Heidee, Heidey, Heidi, Heidy, Huda, Hyday and Hydee. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adda, Aeeda, Beda, Fredda, Gerda, Hedlea (see Hadley), Hedly, Hedyla (see Hedy), Heide, Helga, Helia, Hella, Helma, Helsa, Hema, Hena, Henia, Henka, Hera, Herma, Herta, Hilda, Hinda, Holda, Hulda, Hylda, Hynda, Ieeda, Jedida, Jenda, Kelda, Kenda, Leda, Leida, Lenda, Leoda, Leyda, Meda, Neda, Nedda, Nelda, Reda, Reeda, Reida, Selda, Tadda, Veda, Veeda, Veida, Velda, Verda, Welda, Wenda, Zelda and Zenda. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hedda.

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