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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hedvig

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Alt. Meaning

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

E is for eager, let's get started!

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

V is for virtue, a trait you hold dear.

I is for ideals, no higher!

G is for glow, the warmth of your smile.

Notable Persons Named Hedvig

Hedvig Lindahl is a soccer player for the Chelsea L.F.C., FC Rosengård, IF Trion, Linköpings FC, Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, Kristianstads DFF, and Sweden women's national football team. Hedvig was born on April 29th, 1983 in Katrineholm.


Hedvig Sophia of Sweden was royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1698 to 1702. Hedvig was born as the child of Charles XI of Sweden and Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark on June 26th, 1681 in Tre Kronor (castle). She passed away on December 22nd, 1708.


Hedvig Mollestad is a jazz musician. Hedvig was given the name Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen in 1982 in Ålesund.


Hedvig Hricak is a in the field of radiology. Hedvig was born on September 23rd, 1946 in Zagreb.


Hedvig was born in 1983 in Slovakia.


Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht was a writer, poet, and writerandpoet. Hedvig was born on November 28th, 1718. She passed away on June 29th, 1763.


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Popularity of Hedvig as a last name

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Common last names for Hedvig

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Fun Facts about the name Hedvig

  • How Popular is the name Hedvig? Hedvig is the 44,419th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Hedvig have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 60 babies born with the first name Hedvig in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hedvig? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hedvig first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hedvig is Thursday, June 26th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Hedvig born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hedvig was in 1896 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Hedvig: Your name in reverse order is Givdeh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Diehvg. How do you pronounce that?

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