Quick Facts on Heidy
- American, German
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Heidy
Heidy is more of a modern American spelling of the Swiss-German Heidi, which itself is a pet form of the German Adelheid (from the French Adélaïde). The name Adelheid is composed of the Germanic elements “adal” meaning “noble” and “heid” meaning “kind, sort, type” – therefore Heidy essentially comes from a name that means “the noble one”. Though mainly considered a nickname in Switzerland, Heidi became popularized among English speakers shortly after the 1880 publication of the classic children’s book “Heidi” by the Swiss writer Johanna Spyri. After penetrating her grandfather’s reclusive heart and harsh exterior, demonstrating acts of “nobility” and kindness, and running around the Swiss Alps with her adventurous spirit, this little girl walked into the hearts and imaginations of all her readers. Today, Heidi continues to be a Top 100 favorite name in England, Northern Ireland and Australia. Heidy with a “y” is probably more of a modern American invention.
Popularity of the Name Heidy
Heidi with an “i” (the traditional spelling) has been a fairly successful name in America starting in the 1940s, but peaking from the mid-1960s to the early 80s (during which time Heidi was a Top 100 favorite nationwide). Heidy with a “y”, however, hasn’t been the most accepted of spellings. It’s only appeared on America’s Top 1000 list a few times between 2004 and 2010. It’s a spelling preferred by very few.
Popularity of the Girl Name Heidy
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Heidy
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Heidy
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Popular Songs on Heidy
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Heidy
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Famous People Named Heidy
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Children of Famous People Named Heidy
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Heidy - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Heidy
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Heidy