Hedwig is a Girl name. The name is originated from ‘Germanic’ origin. The baby name Hedwig means “Fighting A Battle”.
Origin of the name is: “Germanic”
Hedwig is a Girl name.
The pronunciation of the name is: “HED + vikh”
Hedwig Name Meaning:
Hedwig originates in Germanic languages and means “fighting a battle”. It was the name of several saints throughout history and it was also popular among royalty. As a feminine given name it is rather rare and considered old-fashioned in the United States. Hedwig was also the name of Harry Potter’s owl.
It is a Christian baby name.
Variations or similar name:
Hedy, Hedda, Hadwig, Hedva
Famous people with this name:
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