Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. HEHD-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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHadewig(Ancient Germanic) Hedvika(Czech) Hedvig(Danish) Hadewych, Hedy(Dutch) Hedvig, Helvi, Heta(Finnish) Edwige(French) Hedwig, Hedy(German) Hedvig, Hédi(Hungarian) Edvige, Edda(Italian) Jadvyga(Lithuanian) Jadwiga, Iga, Jadzia, Jaga, Jagienka, Jagna, Jagoda, Jagusia(Polish) Hedviga(Slovak) Hedvika(Slovene)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Norway: October 15


Entry updated November 16, 2019