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

The name Hedwig is a girl's name of German origin meaning "war". Hedwig and is often added to lists like German Shepherd Puppy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

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Famous People Named Hedwig

Saint Hedwig of Andechs, Duchess of Silesia
Hedwig of Kalisz, Queen consort of Władysław I the Elbow-high of Poland
Hedwig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen consort of Charles XIII and II of Sweden and Norway (Swedish: Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotta)
Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen consort of Charles X Gustav of Sweden
Hedwig of Holstein, Queen consort of Magnus III of Sweden
Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, birth name of Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress and inventor of early wireless communication
Hedwig, Princess of Denmark, Electress of Saxony
Hedwig of Saxony, mother of Hugh Capet
Hedwig Jagiellon, Electress consort of Joachim II Hector of Brandenburg
Hedwig of Nordgau, Countess of Luxembourg
Hedwig Irene Gorski, American performance poet
Hedwig Bleibtreu, Austrian actress
(Marianne Adelaide) Hedwig Dohm, German feminist author
Hedwig Dransfeld, German feminist and politician
Hedwig von Trapp, daughter of the Von Trapp Family Singers of "The Sound of Music" fame

Pop Culture References for the name Hedwig

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

Hedy, Hedda, Hadwig, Hedva

Hedwig's International Variations

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