[ 2 syll. he-dy, hed-y ] The baby girl name Hedy is pronounced in Dutch as HHEY-Diy †. Hedy is used predominantly in the German, Dutch, English, and Spanish languages. It is derived from Germanic and Old Greek origins. From Old Greek roots, its meaning is sweet, pleasant - in this context, Hedy can be used in the English, German, and Spanish languages.
Hedy is a familiar form (German) of the name Hedda (English, German, and Scandinavian).
Hedy is also a familiar form (Dutch, English, and German) of the name Hedwig (English and German).
Hedy has 13 variations that are used in English and other languages. Variations of Hedy used in English include Heddy, Hede, Hedea, Hedeah, Hedee, Hedi, Hedia, Hedie, Hedyla, and Hedylah. The variant spellings Heddi and Heddie are other English forms. A variation of the name in other languages is Edilia (Spanish).
Hedy is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1941 with 0.008% of baby girls being given the name Hedy. It was #696 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a fall in popularity since then, and is currently of sporadic use. Among all girl names in its family, Hedy was nonetheless the most frequently used in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Hedy: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Hedy is Hedy Lamarr, Actress, born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler November 9, 1913 - January 19, 2000, Vienna, Austria.