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What does Birgit mean?

Birgit Pronunciation of Birgit [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.

Associated with: exalted, irish (gaelic), saint.


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

26 more related forms via Bridget, Britt: Beret, Berett, Berget, Bergett, Biddie, Birgett, Birkita, Birkitta, Birkitte, Birte, Bridgid, Bridgit, Bridgot, Briget, Bright, Brigid, Brigit, Brigita, Brigitt, Brijit, Brit, Brydgit, Bryget, Brygid, Brygit and Bryjit.

Creative forms:
(female) Bragit, ..

(male) Birin, Birnet, ..

Middle name pairings:
Birgit Romina (B.R.), ..

How popular is Birgit?

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)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Birgit (outside Top 2000) are Bridget (#537 in recent rankings), Britta, Britt, Brigid and Biddie. Usage of these relations of Birgit was at its highest in the 1970s (average #1343) and is now significantly less (#1707, 75.2%), with the form Bridget falling out of fashion. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Biddie, Bridget, Brigid, Britt, Britta in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arnit, Arzit, Barbi, Barbie, Bari, Barri, Barrie, Berdie, Bergen, Beril, Berit, Berni, Bernie, Bernita, Berri, Berrie, Berrit, Bert, Berti, Bertie, Bertita (see Bertha), Bibi, Billi, Billie, Binnie, Bird, Birdey, Birdie, Birdine, Birdy, Birta, Birtha, Bit, Bithia, Brei, Bret, Brett, Bri, Bria, Brid, Brie, Briet, Burnet, Byrdie, Carmit, Dorit, Dorrit, Irit, Liorit, Lirit, Margit, Margrit, Marit, Minuit, Nerit, Nirit, Nurit, Ofrit, Orit, Shirit, Urit, Vardit and Virgie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Birgit.

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