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Meaning and name origin

Bridget \b-ridget, br(id)-get\ as a girl's 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.


Bridget has 72 variant forms: 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, Brydie, Brydget, Brydgit, Brydgitta, Brydgitte, Brydjette, Brydjitt, Bryget, Brygette, Brygid, Brygit, Brygitte, Bryjet, Bryjit and Labridget.

For more information, see also related girl names Bedelia and Bree.


Bridget is a very popular first name for females (#369 out of 4276, Top 9%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#87358 out of 88799, Top 98%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bridget for girls. Bridget reached its highest rank of #151 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Bridget and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bridget (#536), Brigette, Brigitte, Bridie, Bridgett, Bree, Biddie and Bridgette. (2014 statistics).

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

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