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Heidi became a popular name in the nineteenth century due to the book series called “Heidi” by Johanna Spyri. Heidi Klum of “Project Runway” has aided in keeping this name one of the tops for girls. Though popular as a standalone name now, Heidi did begin as a diminutive for Adelaide in Germany.

Meaning of the name Heidi:

German: of noble kin, noble, nobility

Origin of the name Heidi:

Heidi is a nickname for the name Adelaide, which is the English and more modern version of the traditional name Adelheid. Heidi does retain the same meaning as Adelaide, however, which is “noble” or “nobility.” Heidi did not become a popular standalone name until the 1800s with the introduction of the book “Heidi.”

Symbolism of the name Heidi:

Heidi means “of noble kin” or “noble” as it is technically a nickname for Adelaide. Adelaide is the original name that had this meaning.

Heidi baby name meaning and origin

Style of the name Heidi:

Traditional

Gender of the name Heidi:

Heidi is a very feminine name.

Pronunciation of the name Heidi:

HIE-dee

Number of syllables in the name Heidi:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Heidi:

Heidi is a wholesome name that still feels young. Though it feels regal, it would be better suited for a princess than a queen.

Alternative spellings for the name Heidi:

  • Hiedi
  • Heiedie
  • Heydy

Nicknames for the name Heidi:

  • Didi
  • Dee
  • Hihi
  • Hides
  • Hidesy
  • Heid
  • Heidi-ho

Popularity of the name Heidi:

Heidi did not get put on the top 1,000 list until 1939 at number 983. In 1958, it rose to the top 200 list, and in 1966 to the top 100 list. This top 100 ranking only lasted until 1983, and as of 2020, Heidi ranks at number 381 overall.

Related names for the name Heidi:

Great middle names for Heidi and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Heidi:

  • Heidi Klum (professional model, reality TV host, “Project Runway”)
  • Heidi Montag (reality TV star
  • Heidi Mount (professional model)
  • Heidi Swedberg (actress, “Seinfeld”)
  • Heidi Lenhart (actress, “Au Pair”)
  • Heidi Talbot (singer from band Cherish the Ladies)
  • Heidi Cruz (investment manager, wife of Ted Cruz)

Heidis in popular culture:

  • Heidi (main character in “Heidi” book)
  • Heidi Keppert (character on “Home Improvement”)
  • Heidi Steiger (character in “Neighbours”)
  • Heidi (character in “Twilight”)
  • Heidi Turner (character in “South Park”)