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Gender: Female Meaning of Heidi: "of noble birth" Origin of Heidi: Diminutive of Adelheid; German Heidi's Popularity in 2018: #351

The name Heidi is a girl's name of German origin meaning "of noble birth". Heidi is ranked #351 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Noble and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

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.

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Popularity

Heidi is #355 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Heidi

Pop Culture References for the name Heidi

Heide, Heidy, Heida, Heidey, Hydee

Comments

Dietrich Says:

2018-12-02T06:41:02

No.

Dietrich Says:

2018-12-02T06:40:42

Heidi is not a name at all!!!!

Dietrich Says:

2018-12-02T06:40:20

This is not a name!

Dietrich Says:

2018-12-02T06:40:03

It's not a name.

Dietrich Says:

2018-12-02T06:39:52

But it's not a name!

Dietrich Says:

2018-12-02T06:39:24

It is not a name at all, in everyone's opinion.

Dietrich Says:

2018-12-02T06:39:07

Except this is NOT a name!

Dietrich Says:

2018-12-02T06:38:53

Why do people think this is a name???

Dietrich Says:

2018-12-02T06:38:26

DIMINUTIVE! NOT A NAME!

Dietrich Says:

2018-12-02T06:38:04

NOT A NAME!!!!

Dietrich Says:

2018-12-02T06:37:35

DIMINUTIVE!

Dietrich Says:

2018-12-02T06:37:25

This is not a name! It is a diminutive!

Dietrich Says:

2018-12-02T06:37:11

NOT A NAME!

Dietrich Says:

2018-12-02T06:36:29

This is not a name! lol

_mamabears Says:

2018-04-12T09:35:32

I am in love with this name at the moment. I find it so elegant and beautiful, I also love the way it is spelt.

Alesha1 Says:

2017-12-24T16:44:19

I used to hate this name, but now I absolutely adore it! The sound and the spelling are so beautiful. I think Heidi would age so well.

Ruanne Says:

2017-12-23T07:16:07

Yes:)

Ella Says:

2017-09-16T16:51:34

Heidi isn't really a great name in my opinion.My little sis loves it though.

danirose01 Says:

2017-03-15T19:26:48

Am I the only one who thinks of heinie?

Daiseymae Says:

2017-02-15T23:18:39

This name is precious.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-11-26T00:14:41

I can't take this one seriously as a name. I loved the book character Heidi, but other than on her, this name has always sounded ridiculous to me.

Wittyusername103 Says:

2016-07-23T02:12:40

New Zealand's worse. It only takes 40 babies to make the bottom half of the list.

Wittyusername103 Says:

2016-07-23T02:10:22

Heidi is gorgeous but I could imagine people asking if she was named after Heidi Klum or Heidi Montag.

Essa Says:

2016-02-29T19:25:32

I know one Heidi but that's it so In also surprised it's so high. I guess because the UK is actually quite small, it doesn't actually take that many babies to be named something for it to make the top 100. That's why I'm reluctant to completely rule out the top 100 as really from 20ish downwards they're not actually that common. I love Heidi btw!

katinka Says:

2016-02-29T17:47:18

I can't believe this is #84 in the UK! I've never met a Heidi, young or old. It's a sweet little name.

EW314 Says:

2016-01-29T10:03:46

This is a cute, cool name. Not an absolute favourite, but I do really like it.

AlexxisLynn Says:

2015-12-13T12:49:49

I think she would be great paired with the Greek Ophelia or maybe Hebrew Asher or Delilah. Francesca maybe?

dae Says:

2015-11-26T03:01:10

This is a nice name. For any occasion.

headintheclouds Says:

2015-10-12T05:36:27

To this day, I'm still a little surprised that Heidi is a relatively popular name, since I would think that it would be more obscure and overly tied to the book character living her life in the German mountains. I really like the name though- it feels very symmetric and aesthetically pleasing to me, and it sounds dignified and cultured, while having the association of bubbliness and optimism through the famous fictional Heidi.

Rush1986 Says:

2015-07-28T19:00:08

i just picture a little blonde firecracker of a girl. I do love it!

RavenZimmi Says:

2015-05-10T22:52:53

This is a really neat name in my opinion. Its just so great idk

Megarebegga Says:

2015-05-02T22:16:48

I think it is a nice name, but I don't think I would use it in the future.

Rush1986 Says:

2015-03-23T00:14:27

This is a cute name. I picture someone with this name to be bubbly and kind. I like it.

ThistleThorn Says:

2015-03-10T20:53:33

I can only see a little blond girl with braids like, saying Guten-tag!

jordalini Says:

2014-11-19T02:49:30

For some reason I always think milkmaid when I hear this name, despite really liking it.

Catastroffy Says:

2014-11-13T19:44:00

This is a lovely name but it sort of seems to be a one-person name to me - I can't see it on anyone other than the mountain girl of the classic book.

Guest Says:

2014-07-23T00:43:08

I used to think it screamed "archtypal German mountain girl" but now I think it's very adorable!

iheartnames Says:

2014-07-22T22:58:33

Fantastic name! A true classic in my book.

loverofnames86 Says:

2014-06-20T19:44:35

Heidi is gorgeous. I also love the way that it's spelled.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-06-18T23:33:27

I like this name.

raevynstar Says:

2014-05-21T22:09:02

I know a Heidi! She seems to wear it well. This is a cool name.

Analia Says:

2014-03-14T19:43:41

i think this is a nice name. I can imagine it on any age group, baby, teen, adult and elderly woman.