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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.


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

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


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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hedwig in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Hedi is alike in pronunciation to Hedia, Hediah, Hedya, Heida, Heidi and Heidy. Other suggested similar baby names are Heide and Nedi. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hedi.