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What does Bridget mean?

Bridget \b-ridget, br(id)-get\ as a girls' name is pronounced BRIH-jet. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Bridget is "exalted one". Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Brighid (pronounced "breed"). Mythology: an Irish goddess. Saint Brigid of Kildare is patroness of Ireland (fifth century). Saint Bridget of Sweden (14th century) was a noblewoman who founded an order of nuns, the Bridgettines. Biddy and Bridie are pet forms. Opera celebrity Biddy Nilsson; actresses Bridie Bardot, Bridie Nielsen, Bridget Fonda; model Bridget Hall.


Variations

Bridget has 72 variants: Beret, Berett, Berget, Bergett, Bergette, Biddie, Biddy, Birget, Birgett, Birgit, Birgitt, Birgitta, Birgitte, Birkita, Birkitta, Birkitte, Birte, Bitta, Breda, Briddgett, Bride, Bridee, Bridey, Bridgete, Bridgett, Bridgette, Bridgid, Bridgit, Bridgitte, Bridgot, Bridi, Bridie, Bridy, Brietta, Briget, Brigett, Brigette, Briggette, Briggitte, Brighid, Bright, Brigid, Brigida, Brigidine, Brigit, Brigita, Brigitt, Brigitta, Brigitte, Brijet, Brijit, Brijitte, Brita, Brites, Britt, Britta, Britte, Brydget, Brydgit, Brydgitta, Brydgitte, Brydie, Brydjette, Brydjitt, Bryget, Brygette, Brygid, Brygit, Brygitte, Bryjet, Bryjit and Labridget.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Bedelia and Bree.

Bridget has 5 more related variations via Biddy, Birgit, Brigitte: Bidon, Birgetta, Byrget, Byrgitt and Gitte.


Popularity

Bridget is a very prominent first name for females (#369 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#61713 out of 150436, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Bridget for girls. Bridget reached its apex rank of #151 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is at #536 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Brigette, Brigitte, Bridie, Bridgett, Bree, Biddie and Bridgette are the prominent varying forms of Bridget (#536 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.2811%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.058%, down 79.4%), with the forms Bridget, Bridgette, Brigitte and Bridgett becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Bridget and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Biddie, Bree, Bridget, Bridgett, Bridgette, Bridie, Brigette, Brigitte in U.S.

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

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