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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.

Famous People Named Hedda

Mid-20th-century gossip queen Hedda Hopper.

Pop Culture References for the Name Hedda

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

Hedda's International Variations

Edda (Italian)