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Hedwig meaning and name origin
Hedwig \he(d)-wig\ as a girl's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Hedwig is "contention, strife". Actress Hedy Lamarr was born Hedwig Kiesler.
Hedwig has 8 variant forms: Hadvig, Hadwig, Hedvig, Hedviga, Hedvige, Hedwiga, Hedwige and Hedy.
For more information, see also related names Hedda and Edwige.
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Popularity of Hedwig
Hedwig is a very popular first name for women (#1815 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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