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What 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. Opera celebrity Biddy Nilsson; actresses Bridie Bardot, Bridie Nielsen, Bridget Fonda; model Bridget Hall.

Associated with: gaelic, exalted, mythology, goddess, nuns (monk), opera.


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 1 more relation via Biddy, Birgit, Brigitte: Byrget.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Braget, Brayget, ..

(male) Bridley, Bridt, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Bridget for girls. Bridget reached its apex rank of #153 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is at #536 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bridget name in U.S.

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

Bree (#1074 in 2014), Bridgette (#1474), Brigitte (#1545), Britt, Britta, Brigid, Biddie, Brigette and Bridgett are the prominent varying forms of Bridget (#536 in 2014) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Bridget were popular as birth names during 1970-1979 (average #1053) and have become significantly less widespread since, with forms like Bridgette going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bridget, Biddie, Bree, Bridgett, Bridgette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brigette, Brigid, Brigitte, Britt, Britta in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Beige, Bradee, Bradie, Bradlea, Bradlee, Bradley, Bret, Briane, Brid, Bridnee (see Brittany), Bridney, Brie, Brier, Briet, Brieta, Brighe, Briley, Brilie (see Briley), Briney, Brinley, Brione, Brit, Britney, Britten, Brodie and Padget. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bridget.