What does Hedi mean?
Hedi \he-di\ as a girls' name. Hedi's name origin is Old German, and the meaning of the name Hedi is "contention, strife". Hedi is a variation of Hedda (Old German): anglicized version of Hedwig. A rare name for babies.
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 and is now significantly lower, with the form Hedwig becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)