to have a name; to be named; to be called;but implying that one “;owns”; this name; not necessarily that one goes by it (intransitive)
Wie heißt du?
What is your name?
Ich heiße ... ― I’m called ...
Ich werde Lutz genannt, aber ich heiße Ludger.
They call me Lutz, but my name is Ludger.
to call (transitive, dated except in fixed expressions) (someone something) (literally)
Ich heiße Sie herzlich willkommen!
(literally) I call you cordially welcome!
to mean (intransitive)
Wie heißt „Auto“ auf Englisch?
How do you say ‘Auto’ in English?
to say; to be said; to go; run (impersonal) (like)
Es heißt, dass ... ― It is said that ...; They say that ...
to direct; call to do something (transitive)
Sie hieß ihn, nach der Schule anzurufen.
She told him to call after school
About German Verb "heißen"
The German verb heißen is one of the most commonly used German verbs. According to our analysis of 100,000+ German news articles, heißen is the 22nd most used verb. Our data on the German verb heißen comes from Wiktionary and is verified through secondary sources like Duden. The different colors in our verb conjugation chart represent certain morphological transformations. These verb cojugations are derived algorithmically.