What does Bridget mean?
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 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.
Bridget▼ has 1 more relation via Biddy, Birgit, Brigitte: Byrget.Kreatif forms: Brayget, Bridgettha. [more]
How popular is Bridget?
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)
Brigette, Brigitte, Bridie, Bridgett, Bree, Biddie and Bridgette are the prominent varying forms of Bridget (#536 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000. These forms of Bridget were popular as birth names during 1960-1969 (average #718) and are somewhat less widespread today (#942, 79.4% less), with forms like Brigitte falling out of style.
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Recommended similar baby names are Beige, Bradee, Bradie, Bradlea, Bradlee, Bradley, Bret, Briane, Brid, Bridnee, Bridney, Brie, Brier, Briet, Brieta, Brighe, Briley▼, Brilie, Briney, Brinley▲, Brione, Brit, Britney▼, Britten, Brodie and Padget. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bridget.