Hedwig Origin and Meaning
The name Hedwig is a girl's name of German origin meaning "war".
An ancient German saint's name – and most famously the name of Harry Potter's snowy owl – but the combination of "head" plus "wig" feels a little too literal in English.
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Famous People Named Hedwig
- Saint Hedwig of AndechsDuchess of Silesia
- Hedwig of KaliszQueen consort of Władysław I the Elbow,high of Poland
- Hedwig Elisabeth Charlotte of HolsteinGottorp, Queen consort of Charles XIII and II of Sweden and Norway (Swedish: Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotta)
- Hedwig Eleonora of HolsteinGottorp, Queen consort of Charles X Gustav of Sweden
- Hedwig of HolsteinQueen consort of Magnus III of Sweden
- Hedwig Eva Maria Kieslerbirth name of Hedy Lamarr, Austrian,American actress and inventor of early wireless communication
- HedwigPrincess of Denmark, Electress of Saxony
- Hedwig of Saxonymother of Hugh Capet
- Hedwig JagiellonElectress consort of Joachim II Hector of Brandenburg
- Hedwig of NordgauCountess of Luxembourg
- Hedwig Irene GorskiAmerican performance poet
- Hedwig BleibtreuAustrian actress
- (Marianne Adelaide) Hedwig DohmGerman feminist author
- Hedwig DransfeldGerman feminist and politician
- Hedwig von Trappdaughter of the Von Trapp Family Singers of "The Sound of Music" fame
Hedwig in Pop Culture
- Hedwig Robinsonmain character in rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"
- HedwigHarry Potter's snowy owl
- Hedwigcharacter in The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen