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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.HED-dah
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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 & CulturesHadewig 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

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