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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.


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

Birgit has 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.

Kreatif forms: Bergit, Braygit, Breegit. [more]

pinHow 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)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Birgit and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Birgit (outside Top 1000) are Bridget (#536 in recent rankings) and Biddie. Adoption of these relations of Birgit was at its highest during the years 1970-1979 (average #575) and is somewhat lower today (#768, 45.3%), with the form Bridget becoming less fashionable. (Top Birth Names, 2014)

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

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

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Suggested similar baby names are Arnit, Arzit, Barbi, Barbie, Bari, Barri, Barrie, Berdie, Bergen, Beril, Berit, Berni, Bernie, Bernita, Berri, Berrie, Berrit, Bert, Berti, Bertie, Bertita, 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.