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 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)