Hedy

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hedy

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Alt. Meaning

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

D is for direct, you get to the point

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

Notable Persons Named Hedy

Hedy Lamarr was an actor, invention, actress, and inventor. She was most prominent from 1930 to 1958. Hedy was given the name Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler on November 9th, 1914 in Vienna. She left this life on January 19th, 2000.

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Hedy was born on August 15th, 1924 in Freiburg im Breisgau.

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Hedy Burress is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1996. Hedy was given the name Heather Elizabeth Burress in Edwardsville, Illinois, U.S.

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Hedy West was a folk music singing and songwriter. She plays Banjo and Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1961 to 1961. Hedy was given the name Hedwig Grace West on April 6th, 1938. She breathed her last breath on July 3rd, 2005.

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Hedy Fry is a Chair of the Standing Committee on Status of Women and Minister of Status of Women. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to 2011. Hedy was born on August 6th, 1941 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Hedy d'Ancona is a sociology. Her career lasted from 1989 to 1994. Hedy was given the name Hedwig d'Ancona on October 1st, 1937 in The Hague.

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How popular is the baby name Hedy in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 7 7 0
1916 5 5 0
1917 9 9 0
1918 8 8 0
1919 9 9 0
1920 12 12 0
1921 16 16 0
1922 24 24 0
1923 20 20 0
1924 21 21 0
1925 15 15 0
1926 15 15 0
1927 17 17 0
1928 17 17 0
1929 23 23 0
1930 20 20 0
1931 14 14 0
1932 13 13 0
1933 22 22 0
1934 23 23 0
1935 12 12 0
1936 18 18 0
1937 9 9 0
1938 22 22 0
1939 58 58 0
1940 71 71 0
1941 102 102 0
1942 109 109 0
1943 86 86 0
1944 50 50 0
1945 55 55 0
1946 86 86 0
1947 97 97 0
1948 75 75 0
1949 65 65 0
1950 57 57 0
1951 53 53 0
1952 63 63 0
1953 58 58 0
1954 53 53 0
1955 46 46 0
1956 29 29 0
1957 31 31 0
1958 30 30 0
1959 34 34 0
1960 35 35 0
1961 29 29 0
1962 27 27 0
1963 26 26 0
1964 32 32 0
1965 18 18 0
1966 24 24 0
1967 17 17 0
1968 10 10 0
1969 21 21 0
1970 12 12 0
1971 15 15 0
1972 14 14 0
1973 9 9 0
1974 10 10 0
1975 9 9 0
1976 7 7 0
1977 6 6 0
1978 8 8 0
1979 9 9 0
1980 7 7 0
1981 8 8 0
1983 6 6 0
1984 8 8 0
1985 6 6 0
1986 9 9 0
1987 7 7 0
1989 8 8 0
1991 6 6 0
1993 6 6 0
1994 5 5 0
1996 6 6 0
1997 5 5 0
1998 9 9 0
2000 6 6 0
2001 9 9 0
2002 10 10 0
2003 9 9 0
2004 7 7 0
2005 9 9 0
2007 9 9 0
2008 6 6 0
2010 5 5 0
2011 5 5 0
2012 7 7 0
2014 10 10 0
2015 9 9 0
2016 17 17 0
2017 12 12 0

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Popularity of Hedy as a first name

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Popularity of Hedy as a last name

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Common last names for Hedy

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  • Werner

Fun Facts about the name Hedy

  • How Popular is the name Hedy? Hedy is the 6,299th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Hedy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,243 babies born with the first name Hedy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hedy to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hedy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Hedy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hedy is Saturday, June 30th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Hedy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hedy was in 1942 with a total of 109 babies.
  • Random Hedy Factoid: According to the 1942 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hedy is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1942.
  • Weird things about the name Hedy: Your name in reverse order is Ydeh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dyhe. How do you pronounce that?

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