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What does Hedy mean?

Hedy \he-dy\ as a girls' 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 variants: Heda, Hedia, Hediah and Hedyla.

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


Hedy is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2830 out of 4276, Top 66%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Hedy and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Hedy (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Hedda and Hedwig. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.278%) and are now much less popular, with the version Hedwig becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth 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 alike in pronunciation to Heddi, Hedi, Hedya, Hedyah, Heida, Heidey, Heidi, Heidy and Hyday. Other recommended similar baby names are Hedly, Heide and Hetty. These names tend to be less frequently used than Hedy.