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

Hardy Origin and Meaning

The name Hardy is a boy's name of German, Aboriginal origin meaning "bold, brave".

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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ispyabrownbair Says:


I adore this name. All I can think of is the Handsome Tom Hardy and adventures Hardy Boys! I feel like it’s a less used option for people who also love Henry and Harry as it’s still vintage and manly enough for Dads to love it as well. My Husband is choosing our sons name but I’m secretly hoping he chooses this!

ParanoidAndroid Says:


Once semi-popular during the literary reign of Thomas Hardy, nowadays it’s unlikely to be heard. I can’t imagine this on anyone other than an old, rotund carpenter with a motorcycle mustache.

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.