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Gender: F Origin of Hedda: Scandinavian, diminutive of Hedvig

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Hedda is a card-carrying member of the league of older, slightly bohemian urban names like Nedda, Andra, and Petra; also linked to Ibsen heroine Hedda Gabler, as well as being the basis of cruel joke names like Hedda Hare.

Hedda Hopper was a gossip columnist who covered Hollywood during its Golden Age. Born Elda, she changed her name to Hedda on the advice of a numerologist.

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Famous People Named Hedda

Hedda Hopper, mid-20th-century American gossip queen
Hedda Bernsten, Norwegian skier
Hedda Sterne, artist
Hedda Hjortsberg, Swedish ballerina
Hedda Lettuce, American comedian
Hedda Nussbaum, American author

Pop Culture References for the Name Hedda

"Hedda Gabler," play by Henrik Ibsen
Hedda Award, Norwegian theatre award
207 Hedda, asteroid
"Hedda," film

Heda, Hedde, Heddi, Heddie, Heddy, Hedi, Hedie, Hedy

Hedda's International Variations

Edda (Italian)