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What does Bride mean?

Bride Pronunciation of Bride [bride] 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.

Associated with: irish, modern.


Bride has 2 variants: Brid and Bridie.

Affiliated girl names: Biddy and Breda.

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.

1 masculine form: Breed.

Creative forms:
(female) Brida, Brite, ..

(male) Brige, Brire, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bride Luella (B.L.), ..

How popular is Bride?

Bride is a rare first name for females but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#28283 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Bride (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 are Bridget (#537 the previous year), Britta, Britt, Bridgett, Biddie and Brigid. These relations of Bride were popular as baby names 45 years ago (average #1204) and have become much less common since (#1756, 78.2%), with forms such as Bridget falling out of fashion. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Biddie, Bridget, Bridgett, Brigid, Britt, Britta in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aide, Beige, Blime, Bradee, Bradi, Bradie, Brady, Brande, Bree, Bri, Bria, Briane, Briar, Bridnee (see Brittany), Bridney, Brie, Brier, Briet, Brighe, Briley, Brilie (see Briley), Brily, Brina, Brinda, Briney, Brinn, Briny, Brione, Brisa, Brit, Briza, Brodie, Bryce, Friede, Heide, Jaide and Trude. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bride.

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