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Gender: Female Origin of Hedda: Scandinavian, diminutive of Hedvig

The name Hedda is a girl's name of Scandinavian origin. Hedda and is often added to lists like Girl Names Uncommon in the US and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven, Hell, Purgatory -- Girls Names 900-1000".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Hedda

Hedda Hopper, mid-20th-century American gossip queen
Hedda Bernsten, Norwegian skier
Hedda Sterne, artist
Hedda Hjortsberg, Swedish ballerina
Hedda Lettuce, American comedian
Hedda Nussbaum, American author

Pop Culture References for the name Hedda

"Hedda Gabler," play by Henrik Ibsen
Hedda Award, Norwegian theatre award
207 Hedda, asteroid
"Hedda," film
Heda (Commander) Lexa, character in TV's The 100

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Hedda's International Variations

Edda (Italian)