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The Name Hedwig - Origin and Meaning of Hedwig
  



The Name Hedwig - Origin and Meaning of Hedwig


Gender

Feminine

Origin of the Name Hedwig

Old High German

Usage of the Name Hedwig

German

Meaning of the Name Hedwig

The name Hedwig is derived from the Germanic elements "hadu" - "contention" and "wig" - "war".

Famous Bearers

Bearers of the name include Hedwig Dohm (1831 - 1919), a German actress, feminist, and author; Hedwig Kohn (1887 - 1964), a German physicist; Hedwig Gorski (born 1949), an American poet and artist.
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