Hedwig Name Meaning and Origin

Hedwig is a Girl name. The name is originated from ‘Germanic’ origin. The baby name Hedwig means “Fighting A Battle”.


Hedwig Origin:

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




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