Hedvig

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

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Origin and Meaning

Nordic spelling of Hedwig [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Related Names

See Haduwig

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Hedvig
Genitive: Hedvigs
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Hedvig
Genitive: Hedvigin
Partitive: Hedvigiä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Hedvig
Genitive: Hedvigs
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Hedvig
Genitive: Hedvigs

Name Days

Norway Norway

15 October

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

15 October

Sweden Sweden

15 October

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Hedvig Eleonora av Holstein-Gottorp (born Hedwig Eleonora von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf, 23 October 1636 – 24 November 1715), Swedish queen consort of king Karl X Gustav
  • Hedvig Ulrika Taube (1714 – 11 February 1744), Countess von Hessenstein and Swedish noble and salonist, official royal mistress to the Swedish king Fredrik I
  • Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht (28 November 1718 – 29 June 1763), Swedish poet, feminist and salon hostess
  • Hedvig Amalia af Petersens (18 October 1875 - 11 November 1961), Swedish journalist and writer

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[9]
2754 5790 3 4
Norway Norway[10]
1158 n.a. 0 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[11]
453 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
n.a. 1951 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Hedvig(f) Sources: [9][11][10][8]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Hedvig(f) Sources: [12]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Hedvig(f)

Sources: [9] [11] [10] [8]

References

  1. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  4. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. details see Name Statistic tables