Diminutive of Adelheid; German
"noble, nobility"

Heidi Origin and Meaning

The name Heidi is a girl's name of German origin meaning "noble, nobility".

Heidi became known—and popular—via the 1880 eponymous children's classic by Swiss writer Johanna Spyri and, despite decades of American Heidis of all sizes, shapes, and personalities, the name seems permanently tethered to that spunky little girl on the Alpine mountaintop in the book and Shirley Temple movie.

The movie was released in 1937, and two years later the name popped onto the charts, and would, a few decades later, be a Top 100 name for close to twenty years. The prominence of Heidi Klum on Project Runway has given it a new recent bump.

# 370 in the US

Heidi Rank in US Top 1000

# 409 on Nameberry

Heidi Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Heidi Popularity

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Famous People Named Heidi

  • Heidi SwedbergAmerican actress
  • Heidi KlumGerman supermodel and TV personality
  • Heidi Blair MontagAmerican reality TV personality
  • Mary Kathryn "Heidi" HeitkampU.S. Senator from North Dakota
  • Heidi MountAmerican fashion model
  • Heidi India RangeEnglish singer of group Sugababes
  • Heidi Noelle LenhartAmerican actress
  • Heidi Lynne Fleissthe "Hollywood Madam"
  • Heidi Lovelacering name of Dori Prange, American pro wrestler
  • Heidi TalbotIrish folk singer of group Cherish the Ladies
  • Heidi Suzanne CruzAmerican investment manager; wife of politician Ted Cruz
  • Heidi HamiltonAmerican radio personality
  • Heidi AndrolAmerican reality TV personality
  • Heidi MarkAmerican model and actress
  • Heidi BeckerAustrian model
  • Heidi BlickenstaffAmerican actress
  • Heidi ZeiglerAmerican actress
  • Heidi GroskreutzAmerican dancer
  • Heidi Jo MuellerAmerican actress
  • Heidi NewfieldAmerican singer of band Trick Pony
  • Heidi Isabella Tuesday Jacksondaughter of YouTubers Ash and James Jackson
  • Heidi DaviesPlayboy chat room administrator , appeared in the September 1998 Issue
  • Heidi N Closetstage name of Trevien Anthonie Cheek, American drag queen

Heidi in Pop Culture

  • Adelheid "Heidi" main character in film and book "Heidi" by Johanna Spyri
  • Heidi Keppertcharacter on TV's 'Home Improvement'
  • Heidi "Pepper" Steigercharacter on Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
  • Heidivampire in the Twilight saga
  • Heidi Turnercharacter in South Park