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

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Famous People Named Hedwig

In real life, Hedwig was one of the von Trapp daughters of "The Sound of Music" fame.
Born Hedwig, Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian actress and inventor, a contract star of MGM's "Golden Age" who invented an early communications technique necessary for today's wireless communication.

Pop Culture References for the Name Hedwig

Hedwig, Harry Potter's pet snowy owl
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, rock musical

Hadwig, Hedda, Hedva, Hedy

Hedwig's International Variations

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