Given Name HEIDI

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: HIE-dee (German, English), HAY-dee (Finnish)   [details]

Meaning & History

German diminutive of ADELHEID. This is the name of the title character in the children's novel 'Heidi' (1880) by Johanna Spyri. The name began to be used in the English-speaking world shortly after the 1937 release of the movie adaptation, which starred Shirley Temple.

Categories

fictional characters, literature, movies
VARIANTS: Ada, Alida, Heida (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Adalheidis, Adelais, Adela, Adelina (Ancient Germanic), Adelina (Bulgarian), Alícia (Catalan), Adéla (Czech), Adelheid, Aleid, Aleida, Alida, Elke (Dutch), Adélaïde, Alice, Alix, Adèle, Adeline, Aline, Alison, Line (French), Elke (Frisian), Aliki, Kiki (Greek), Adelaida, Aliz, Ada, Adél, Alida, Alíz (Hungarian), Ailís (Irish), Adelaide, Alice, Ada, Adele, Adelina, Alina (Italian), Alise (Latvian), Aalis (Medieval French), Adelajda, Alicja, Ada, Adela (Polish), Adelaide, Alice, Alícia, Adelina (Portuguese), Aline (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Adela, Adelina, Alina (Romanian), Alisa (Russian), Aileas (Scottish), Alica (Slovak), Adelaida, Alicia, Adela, Adelia, Adelina (Spanish), Adelita (Spanish (Latin American)), Alis (Welsh)
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