Other Origin(s):Norwegian, Swedish
For the strong-willed baby prepared to fight for what they believe in, Hedda offers a worthy appellation to be the cherry on top of their bravery. Beloved in Norwegian and Swedish, Hedda’s roots come from the German Hedwig—from Haduwig—and carry the meaning “war” or “battle” from the name’s first element, haþuz. 19th-century Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen chose Hedda for his feminist play Hedda Gabler. Without sugar-coating, Hedda’s meaning warns baby of the trials and tribulations being human can entail. Nevertheless, baby Hedda may be inspired to face the world with a triumphant attitude—overcoming any obstacles that stand before them
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