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What does Edwig mean?

Edwig Pronunciation of Edwig [ed-wig] as a name for girls means "contention and strife". Edwig is an alternate form of Edwige (French, Old German): from hada wig.

Associated with: strife (battle).


6 different relations via Edwige: Edvig, Edvige, Edvigis, Hedvig, Hedwig and Hedwige.

Creative forms:
(female) Elwig, Erwig, ..

(male) Ednio, Edri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Edwig Marisa (E.M.), ..

How popular is Edwig?

Edwig is an unusual first name for females. Edwig is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Hedwig and Hedvig are the popular related forms of Edwig (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Hedwige, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Edwig reached its highest 125 years ago (adoption of 0.01%), but now, the version Hedwig has become somewhat outmoded. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hedvig, Hedwig in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hedvig outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Eddi, Eddie, Edi, Edie, Edin, Edlin, Edris, Edwina, Edwine and Hadwig. These names tend to be more frequently used than Edwig.

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