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.
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 is a very prominent first name for females (#369 out of 4276, Top 9%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#87358 out of 88799, Top 98%). (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 girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and have become significantly less widespread since, with the forms Bridget, Brigitte, Bridgett and Bridgette becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Bridget and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)