Given Name HEDDA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: HED-dah  [details]

Meaning & History

Diminutive of HEDVIG. This is the name of the heroine of the play 'Hedda Gabler' (1890) by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hadewig (Ancient Germanic), Hedvika (Czech), Hedvig (Danish), Hadewych, Hedy (Dutch), Edwige (French), Hedwig, Hedy (German), Hedvig (Hungarian), Edvige, Edda (Italian), Jadvyga (Lithuanian), Jadwiga, Iga, Jadzia (Polish), Hedviga (Slovak), Hedvika (Slovene)

Categories

American Horror Story characters, diminutives, saints, theatre
Entry updated July 27, 2015