Hedda
Origin/Usage
Germanic, Norwegian, Swedish
Pronunciation
HE-dah
Meaning
Fighting a battle
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Hedda is a diminutive of Hedwig. 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. Hedwig was also the name of Harry Potter's owl. As a feminine given name it is rather rare and considered old-fashioned in the United States.

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Hedda Hopper - actress
Hedda Nussbaum - author

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