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What does Hedwige mean?

Hedwige Pronunciation of Hedwige [hed-wige] as a girls' name is an Old German name, and the meaning of Hedwige is "contention and strife". Hedwige is a version of Edwige (French, Old German): from hada wig. Hedwige is also a derivative of Hedwig (Old German): Avis may be a related name.

Associated with: strife (battle).


8 different relations via Edwige, Hedwig: Edvige, Edwig, Hadvig, Hadwig, Hedvig, Hedviga, Hedvige and Hedwiga.

Creative forms:
(female) Hadwige, Hedwine, ..

(male) Hedwideo, Hedwigen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hedwige Nori (H.N.), ..

How popular is Hedwige?

Hedwige is an unusual first name for women. Hedwige is also an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Hedvig and Hedwig are the popular variation forms of Hedwige (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these forms of Hedwige was more pronounced during the years 1890-1899 (median #1084), but now, the version Hedwig has become less stylish. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Beige, Heddi, Heddie, Hedi, Hedia, Hediah, Hedleigh (see Hadley), Hedlie, Hedwenn, Hege, Heide, Heike, Helaine, Heloise, Henie, Hennie, Henrie, Hepsie, Hermine, Hettie and Jadwige. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hedwige.

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