Meaning & History
From the Germanic name Hadewig, derived from the Germanic elements hadu "battle, combat" and wig "war". This was the name of a 13th-century German saint, the wife of the Polish duke Henry the Bearded. It was subsequently borne by a 14th-century Polish queen (usually known by her Polish name Jadwiga) who is now also regarded as a saint.
Other Languages & CulturesHadewig(Ancient Germanic) Hedvika(Czech) Hedvig(Danish) Hadewych, Hedy(Dutch) Hedvig, Helvi, Heta(Finnish) Edwige(French) Hedvig, Hédi(Hungarian) Edvige, Edda(Italian) Jadvyga(Lithuanian) Hedvig, Hedda(Norwegian) Jadwiga, Iga, Jadzia, Jaga, Jagienka, Jagna, Jagoda, Jagusia(Polish) Hedviga(Slovak) Hedvika(Slovene) Hedvig, Hedda(Swedish)
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Entry updated February 28, 2019