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First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1877. From Polish Jadwiga. Cognate to German and English Hedwig.

Proper noun[edit]

Jadviga f

  1. A female given name.
  2. A transliteration of the Polish female given name Jadwiga.

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  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Jadviga was the only given name of 1710 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.