[ 2 syll. har-dy, ha-rdy ] The baby boy name Hardy is pronounced HHAARDiy- †.
1: Hardy's language of origin is Germanic. It is predominantly used in English and German. The name evolved as the pet form of other German names containing the element hart (meaning 'brave, hardy').
Variant forms of Hardy include the name Harde, the name Hardea, the English Hardee, the English Hardey, and the English and German Hardi.
2: Hardy has its origins in the English language and it is also used largely in English. Its meaning is derived from the word hardy. The first name is from the English surname, which could have evolved from the English word. The first name has been used since the beginning of the 20th century.
Hardy is a diminutive of the English Harding.
See also the related forms, Gerhard (English, German, and Scandinavian) and Hartmut (German).
See also the related categories, english, element, brave, german, and hart.
Hardy is uncommon as a baby boy name. At the modest height of its usage in 1908, 0.017% of baby boys were named Hardy. It was #468 in rank then. The baby name has seen a substantial decline in popularity since then, and is currently of only irregular use. Within all boy names in its family, Hardy was nevertheless the most popular in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Hardy include Hardee, Hardey, Hardi, Hardie, Haaris, Haeward, Haewerd, Haeword, Haiward, Haiwerd, Haiword, Harit, Harith, Harod, Harrod, Hartee, Hartewode, Hartewood, Hartey, and Harti.
† Pronunciation for Hardy: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"