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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. HED-dah

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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