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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. HIE-dee(German, English)

Meaning & History

German diminutive of ADELHEID. This is the name of the title character in the children's novel Heidi (1880) by the Swiss author 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.

Related Names

VariantsAlida, Heida, Heide(German)
Other Languages & CulturesAdalheidis, Adelais, Ada(Ancient Germanic) Alisa(Bosnian) Alícia(Catalan) Alice(Czech) Adelheid, Aleid, Aleida, Alida, Elke(Dutch) Adélaïde, Alice, Alix, Alison(French) Elke(Frisian) Aliki, Kiki(Greek) Aliz, Ada, Alida, Alíz(Hungarian) Ailís(Irish) Adelaide, Alice, Ada(Italian) Alise(Latvian) Aalis(Medieval French) Azalaïs(Occitan) Adelajda, Alicja, Ada(Polish) Adelaide, Alice, Alícia(Portuguese) Alisa(Russian) Aileas(Scottish) Alica(Slovak) Adelaida, Alicia(Spanish) Alisa(Ukrainian) Alis(Welsh)
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Name Days

Estonia: October 15
Finland: July 27
Sweden: September 5


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