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What does Brighid mean?

Brighid Pronunciation of Brighid [brighid] as a girls' name is a Gaelic name, and the meaning of Brighid is "exalted one". Brighid is an alternate spelling of Bridget (Gaelic). See also Bree and Bride.

Associated with: gaelic, exalted.


15 alternative forms via Bridget: Bridgid, Bridgit, Bridi, Bridie, Briget, Brigett, Bright, Brigid, Brigida, Brigit, Brigita, Brigitt, Brijit, Brygid and Brygit.

Creative forms:
(female) Berghid, Brite, ..

(male) Briett, Briti, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brighid Salem (B.S.), ..

How popular is Brighid?

Brighid is an uncommon first name for females. Brighid is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Bridget (#537 in 2015), Bree (#1143) and Brigid are the popular varying forms of Brighid (outside Top 2000). These forms of Brighid were at the apex of their popularity during 1970-1979 (average #874) and have become much less common since, with the form Bridget becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bree, Bridget, Brigid in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bithia, Breigh, Briahna, Briand, Brid, Brighe, Brilie (see Briley), Brinhild, Brinhilda, Brinhilde, Brioni, Briseida, Briseis, Brisha, Brisia, Britni, Brittie, Brittin, Brunhild, Brynhild and Sigrid. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brighid.

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