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Gender: F Meaning of Hedwig: "war" Origin of Hedwig: German

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Famous People Named Hedwig

Hedwig von Trapp, daughter of "The Sound of Music" fame
Hedwig "Hedy" Lamarr, Austrian-American actress and inventor

Pop Culture References for the Name Hedwig

Hedwig, character in The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen
Hedwig, snowy owl in Harry Potter
"Hedwig and the Angry Inch," a rock musical

Hadwig, Hedda, Hedva, Hedy

Hedwig's International Variations

Hedvika (Czech) Edwige (French) Edvige (Italian) Jadwiga (Polish) Hedvig (Scandinavian)

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