What does Hedwige mean?
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).
(female) Hadwige, Hedwine, ..
(male) Hedie, Hedwick, .. 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)
Similar NamesSuggested 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.See names in meaning and etymology.