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Name Hedwig

Origin:From Old High German words for fight, battle and fight, battle, warTools:

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About the name Hedwig in particular

Gender:female
Languages of use:German
Diminutives:Hedi, Hedy
Short forms:Hede
Topics:Asteroid 476 Hedwig, discovered 1901, diameter 116.76 km, period 27.33 years
Saints:Hedwig
US 2015 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Hedvig, Hedwige, Herwig, Edwige, Edwin, Gerwig, Harwig, Hedi, Hedi, Hédi     Details
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About Hedwig, the group of names with the same origin as Hedwig

Language of origin:Old High German
Words:hadu = the fight, the battle  Old High German
 wig = the fight, the battle, the war  Old High German
Topics:Two-element name
Variants' top ranks:15:Hedda Norway 2001,  17:Jadwiga Poland 2012,  86:Hédi Hungary 2015,  89:Hedwig Germany 2005,  90:Hedvig Sweden 2015
Old/original forms:Haduwig Old High German
Name variants:Edvige, Edwige, Heda, Hedda, Hede, Hedi, Hédi, Hedvig, Hedvika, Hedwig, Hedwige, Hedy, Helvi, Hetty, Jadwiga   Sortable list   Details
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Germany prevalence 2005 89