Proper Noun

  • A male given name from surnames.
  • A female given name from surnames, in general use since the 1990s.
  • town Alabama (state).
  • town Arizona (state).
  • town Colorado (state).
  • city Idaho (state).


  • Originally a place name, from Old English heg ("hay") + denu. Alternatively, from Middle Dutch heiden ("heathen").

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