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Meaning and name origin
Birgit \b(i)-rgit, bir-git\ as a girl's 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 is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2492 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Birgit and its variant forms. The only variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Bridget. (2015 statistics).
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