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


Birgit is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2492 out of 4276, Top 58%) 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 popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Bridget (#536). (2014 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bridget outside U.S.

Similar Names

Birgit is also pronounced similarly to Birgett. Other suggested similar baby names are Berget, Birkita, Brigit and Brygit. These names tend to be less commonly used than Birgit.


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