What does Hedi mean?
Hedi /he-di/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name. Hedi's name origin is Old German, and the meaning of the name Hedi is "contention, strife". Hedi is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -i, of Hedda (Old German): anglicized variation of Hedwig.
How popular is Hedi?
Hedi is an uncommon given name for women. Hedi is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Hedi and related names. Hedda, Hedvig and Hedwig are the prominent related forms of Hedi (unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.1853%) and is now significantly lower, with the form Hedwig becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)