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

Hedda Origin and Meaning

The name Hedda is a girl's name of Scandinavian origin.

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

Pop Culture References for the name Hedda

Hedy, Heddi, Heda, Hedi, Hedie, Heddie, Hedde, Heddy

Hedda's International Variations

Edda (Italian)


Daiseymae Says:


Yes, I have heard plenty of them.

Wittyusername103 Says:


I think this name is so cute but could a head joke come out of this name?

awheezie Says:


I clicked this name because it reminds me of my grandmas friend name Hedi, or Hedy ( head-ee) .. I always thought that's such a great name..

I'll have to ask my grandma if Hedi/ Hedy is her given or nickname and ill update, because I agree Hedwig is less attractive ( reminds me of a big around here called an earwig)

vintageluvs Says:


Very cute but sophiscated. I also like Hedy. I would love to use Hedwig, but I'm afraid to. Pretty sure that name won't go over well, though I do think it's a strong name. Perhaps Hedda by herself? I still really love it.