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Gender: F Meaning of Heidi: "of noble birth" Origin of Heidi: Diminutive of Adelheid; German Heidi's Popularity in 2016: #363

Heidi became known—and popular—via the 1880 eponymous children's classic by Swiss writer Johanna Spyri and, despite decades of American Heidis of all sizes, shapes, and personalities, the name seems permanently tethered to that spunky little girl on the Alpine mountaintop in the book and Shirley Temple movie.

The movie was released in 1937, and two years later the name popped onto the charts, and would, a few decades later, be a Top 100 name for close to twenty years. The prominence of Heidi Klum on Project Runway has given it a new recent bump.

Famous People Named Heidi

Heidi Klum, German supermodel
Heidi Blair Montag, American TV personality
Heidi Mount, American fashion model
Heidi Swedberg, American actress
Heidi Lenhart, American actress
Heidi Fleiss, the "Hollywood Madam"
Heidi Isabella Tuesday Jackson, daughter of YouTubers Ash and James Jackson
Heidi Talbot, Irish folk singer
Heidi Cruz, investment manager and wife of politician Ted Cruz
Heidi Hamilton, American radio personality

Pop Culture References for the name Heidi

Heidi Keppert, character on TV's 'Home Improvement'
Heidi, title character in film and book by Swiss writer Johanna Spyri (the full name of the character is Adelheid, but she goes by Heidi)
Heidi "Pepper" Steiger, from Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
Heidi a Twilight vampire

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