Hedwig
Origin/Usage
Germanic
Pronunciation
HED-vikh
Meaning
Fighting a battle
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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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Edwige, Haduwig, Hadvig, Hadwig, Hedvig, Hedviga, Hedvige, Hedvika, Hedwiga, Hedwige, Hedy, Jadwiga, Edda

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