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Meaning and name origin

Hedy \he-dy\ as a girl's name is pronounced HED-ee. It is of Greek and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hedy is "delightful, sweet; my echo". Made familiar in the 1940s and 1950s by glamorous actress Hedy LaMarr.


Hedy has 4 variant forms: Heda, Hedia, Hediah and Hedyla.

For more information, see also related girl names Hedwig and Hedda.


Hedy is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2830 out of 4276, Top 66%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Hedy and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Hedwig and Hedda. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Hedy is also pronounced similarly to Heddi, Hedi, Hedya, Hedyah, Heida, Heidey, Heidi, Heidy and Hyday. Other suggested similar baby names are Hedly, Heide and Hetty. These names tend to be less commonly used than Hedy.