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Meaning and Name Origin

Birgit \b(i)-rgit, bir-git\ as a girls' name is pronounced ber-GEET. It is of Norwegian origin, and the meaning of Birgit is "exalted one". Variant of Bridget. Name of an Irish saint. There was also a Saint Birgitta, who was the patron saint of Sweden. See also Britt.


Birgit has 10 variants: Birget, Birgetta, Birgitt, Birgitta, Birgitte, Brita, Britt, Britta, Byrget and Byrgitt.

Birgit has 50 more related forms via Bridget, Britt: Beret, Berett, Berget, Bergett, Bergette, Biddie, Biddy, Birgett, Birkita, Birkitta, Birkitte, Birte, Bitta, Breda, Bride, Bridgete, Bridgett, Bridgid, Bridgit, Bridgitte, Bridgot, Bridi, Bridie, Bridy, Briget, Brigett, Briggitte, Brighid, Bright, Brigid, Brigida, Brigit, Brigita, Brigitt, Brigitta, Brigitte, Brijet, Brijit, Brit, Brites, Britte, Brydget, Brydgit, Brydie, Bryget, Brygid, Brygit, Brygitte, Bryjet and Bryjit.


Birgit is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2492 out of 4276, Top 58%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Birgit and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Birgit (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Bridget (#536 in 2014), Brigitte, Bridie, Bridgett and Biddie. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1960-1969 and is now significantly less, with the forms Bridget, Brigitte and Bridgett becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Biddie, Bridget, Bridgett, Bridie, Brigitte in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Birgit and related baby names outside U.S.