Given Name JADWIGA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Polish
PRONOUNCED: yad-VYEE-ga  [details]

Meaning & History

Polish form of HEDWIG. This was the name of a 14th-century ruling queen of Poland who has recently been canonized as a saint.
DIMINUTIVES: Iga, Jadzia
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), Hedvig, Hedda (Norwegian), Hedviga (Slovak), Hedvika (Slovene), Hedvig, Hedda (Swedish)

Categories

queens, queens regnant, saints
Entry updated July 2, 2017