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

  • Hedda Hoppermid,20th,century American gossip queen
  • Hedda BernstenNorwegian skier
  • Hedda Sterneartist
  • Hedda HjortsbergSwedish ballerina
  • Hedda LettuceAmerican comedian
  • Hedda NussbaumAmerican author

Hedda in Pop Culture

  • "Hedda Gabler" play by Henrik Ibsen
  • Hedda AwardNorwegian theatre award
  • 207 Heddaasteroid
  • "Hedda" film
  • Heda (Commander) Lexacharacter in TV's The 100