The name Hardy is a boy's name of German, Aboriginal origin meaning "bold, brave". Hardy and is often added to lists like Creative Baby Names: Inspired by Artists and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
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.