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What does Hardy mean?

Hardy Pronunciation of Hardy [hardy] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Hardy is "bold, brave". Originally a surname and nickname for a brave man, from Middle English, Old French hardi, of Germanic origin. Writer Thomas Hardy; fashion designer Hardy Amies.

Associated with: surname, old.


Hardy has 1 variant: Hardey.

Affiliated boy name: Harding.

Creative forms:
(male) Hady, Harddy, ..

(female) Harda, Harde, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hardy Beckham (H.B.), ..

How popular is Hardy?

Hardy is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#374 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Hardy reached its top rank of #406 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. The only other prominent variation form of Hardy listed in the Top 2000 is Harding. Adoption of these relations of Hardy reached its peak in the 1880s (average #1203), but now, the version Hardy has become less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hardy, Harding in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hardy and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ardy, Dandy, Ferdy, Gordy, Hadi, Hadly, Hagly, Haily (see Haley), Haley, Halsy, Hamdi, Hanly, Hany, Harden, Hardin, Hardon, Hardwyn, Harel, Hari, Harley, Harli, Harlo, Harly, Harlyn, Harm, Haron, Harri, Harry, Hart, Harte, Harthy, Harun, Harv, Harve, Harvey, Harvy, Hasty, Hawly, Haydn, Hildy, Horry, Hurly, Jordy, Laddy, Maddy, Mordy, Nandy, Paddy, Randy, Sandy and Tandy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hardy.

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