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What does Hedy mean?

Hedy Pronunciation of Hedy 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. Also form of Hedda. Also form of Hedwig.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, sweet (beautiful)


VARIANTS Heda, Hedia, Hediah, Hedyla



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How popular is Hedy?

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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Hedy was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #904 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Hedy listed in the Top 2000 are Hedda and Hedwig. These relations of Hedy were popular a century ago (AVERAGE #1497), but now, the version Hedwig has become less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hedy, Hedwig in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Hedy is alike in pronunciation to Hadee, Hadia, Hadiya, Hadya, Heddi, Heddie, Hedi, Hedya, Hedyah, Heida, Heidee, Heidey, Heidi, Heidy, Huda, Hyday and Hydee. Other recommended sound-alike names are Addy, Ady, Andy, Cady, Cody, Dody, Eddy, Edy, Fredy, Hadly, Haely, Hany, Hebe, Hedley, Hedly, Hege, Heide, Hema, Hena, Hepsy, Hera, Hero, Hetty, Hildy, Hy, Jady, Jody, Judy, Kady, Kody, Lady, Mady, Nady and Wendy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Hedy.

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