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What does Bride mean?

Bride \b-ri-de\ as a girls' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin. Anglicized form of Bríd, the modern Gaelic contracted form of Brighid (see Bridget). Bridie is the pet form.


Bride has 2 variants: Brid and Bridie.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Biddy and Breda.

Bride has 31 more alternative forms via Bridget, Bridie: Biddie, Biddy, Birte, Breda, Bridee, Bridey, Bridgete, Bridgett, Bridgid, Bridgit, Bridgot, Bridi, Bridy, Briget, Brigett, Bright, Brigid, Brigida, Brigit, Brijet, Brijit, Brita, Brites, Britt, Britta, Britte, Brydget, Brydie, Bryget, Brygid and Bryjet.

Bride has 1 masculine form: Breed.


Bride is a rare first name for females but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#26769 out of 88799, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Bride and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Bride (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Bridget (#536 the previous year), Bridie, Bridgett and Biddie. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1970-1979 and have become much less popular since, with the forms Bridget and Bridgett becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Bradee, Bradi, Bradie, Brady, Brie, Briet, Brit and Brodie. Like Bride, these names are not commonly used.