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What does Heide mean?

Heide Pronunciation of Heide [hei-de] as a name for girls is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of Heide is "exalted nature". Heide is an alternate spelling of Heidi (Old German): Swiss short variation of Adelaide.

Associated with: exalted, nature.


6 related forms via Heidi: Haidee, Heida, Heidee, Heidey, Heidy and Hydee.

Creative forms:
(female) Hade, Hude, ..

(male) Heidev, Heidio, ..

Middle name pairings:
Heide Journei (H.J.), ..

How popular is Heide?

Heide is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2256 out of 4276, Top 53%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#14115 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Heide entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #1310 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Heide name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Heide are Heidi (#343 via latest list) and Heidy (#1597). Adoption of these relations of Heide was common among parents during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.2%) and has become much reduced since (usage 0.1%, 74%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Heide, Heidi, Heidy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aide, Bride, Dede, Gerde, Hebe, Heda, Hedda, Heddi, Heddie, Hedi, Hedy, Hege, Heike, Helje, Helle, Henie, Hette, Hilde, Hinde, Holde (see Holda), Jaide, Meade, Reade, Verde and Zelde. These names tend to be less frequently used than Heide.

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