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Gender: Male Meaning of Hardy: "bold, brave" Origin of Hardy: German

The name Hardy is a boy's name of German, Aboriginal origin meaning "bold, brave". Hardy and is often added to lists like Artistic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That~ Triplets".

From the experts:

Hardy is a spirited and durable un-Germanic German surname that is starting to be used in this country.

British fashion designer Hardy Amies (born Edwin) is its best known bearer, and Thomas Hardy could make a literary namesake--as might the old Hardy Boys series of adventure books for young boys.

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Famous People Named Hardy

Edward Thomas "Tom" Hardy, English actor
Edwin "Hardy" Amies, English fashion designer
Franz Eberhard August "Hardy" Krüger, German actor
Abram Harding "Hardy" Richardson, American baseball pitcher
(Hardy) Nyle McFarlane, American NFL player
Thomas Hardy, English novelist
The Hardy Boyz, wrestling tag team of brothers Jeff and Matt Hardy
Ben Hardy, English actor

Pop Culture References for the name Hardy

Eberhard "Hardy" Rosso, character in "Ten Kids, No Pets" by Ann M. Martin
Frank and Joe Hardy, main characters in The Hardy Boys series
Alec Hardy, main character from British TV series "Broadchurch"



alliebelle Says:


Oh no. Junior high boys would have too much fun with this.

Khyrzton Says:


Went for it. Love it. Love our baby Hardy. Get that it's an odd name but it's a family name. Couldn't pick a name like Reinhardt or Gerhardt so we just went straight to the nn

Zelliew Says:


No - Sorry I can't imagine looking at a new born & calling it HARDY

lesliemarion Says:


Spirited and durable -- apt adjectives! It is so cheery and hale and hardy and does summon up that vintage Hardy Boys adventuresome feel.