Home > Hedi


What does Hedi mean?

Hedi Pronunciation of Hedi [he-di] as a girls' name is an Old German name, and the meaning of the name Hedi is "contention and strife". Hedi is an alternate spelling of Hedda (Old German): anglicized variation of Hedwig.

Associated with: strife (battle).


Hedi has 4 variants: Heda, Heddi, Heddie and Hedy.

5 more related forms via Hedda: Hedvig, Hedvige, Hedwig, Hedwiga and Hetta.

Creative forms:
(female) Heta, Hudi, ..

(male) Hedar, Hepie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hedi Eileen (H.E.), ..

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. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Hedda, Hedvig, Hedwig and Hedy are the prominent related forms of Hedi (unlisted) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Hedi was at its most widespread in the 1890s (adoption of 0.01%), but now, the form Hedwig has become less stylish. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Hedi is alike in pronunciation to Hadee, Hadia, Hadiya, Hadya, Hedia, Hediah, Hedya, Hedyah, Heida, Heidee, Heidey, Heidi, Heidy, Huda, Hyday and Hydee. Other suggested similar names are Addi, Adi, Andi, Audi, Cadi, Codi, Didi, Dodi, Eddi, Edi, Fredi, Hadil, Hali, Hebe, Hedlie, Hedly, Hege, Heide, Helia, Hema, Hena, Henia, Henie, Hepzi, Hera, Hero, Hildi, Jodi, Judi, Kadi, Kodi, Nedi, Rodi, Rudi, Teddi and Wendi. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hedi.

See names
in meaning and etymology.