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pinWhat does Bridget mean?

Bridget /brid-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.


pinVariations

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.

Related girl names: Bedelia and Bree.

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

Kreatif forms: Brayget, Bridgettha. [more]

pinHow 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)

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 2 years ago) ranked in the Top 1000. Other variants, like Birgetta, are seldom used. These forms of Bridget were popular as birth names during 1960-1969 (average #718) and are somewhat less widespread today (#942, 79.4% less). 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 Bridget, Biddie, Bree, Bridgett, Bridgette in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bridie, Brigette, Brigitte in U.S.

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

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