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.