What does Heide mean?
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. Compare surname Heade.
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)
Prominent alternative forms of Heide (not ranked) are Heidi (#347 2 years ago) and Heidy. Adoption of these relations of Heide was common among parents during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4615%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.3265%, ▼29.3%). Heidi is the steady favorite. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Heide and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)