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What does Bright mean?

Bright Pronunciation of Bright [bright] as a name for girls is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of the name Bright is "exalted one". Bright is a variant form of Bridget (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic, exalted.


Bright has 2 variants: Britt and Britte.

38 more alternative forms via Bridget: Berget, Birget, Birgit, Bride, Bridee, Bridey, Bridgete, Bridgett, Bridgid, Bridgit, Bridgot, Bridi, Bridie, Bridy, Brietta, Briget, Brigett, Brigette, Brighid, Brigid, Brigida, Brigit, Brigita, Brigitt, Brigitta, Brigitte, Brijet, Brijit, Brita, Brites, Britta, Brydget, Brydgit, Bryget, Brygid, Brygit, Bryjet and Bryjit.

Creative forms:
(female) Braght, Bryght, ..

(male) Briger, Brigo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bright Persephone (B.P.), ..

How popular is Bright?

Bright is an unusual given name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#992 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Bright (outside Top 2000) are Bridget (#537 in 2015), Brigitte (#1632), Britta, Britt, Brigid, Bridgett and Brigette. These forms of Bright reached the height of their popularity 45 years ago (median #1030) and are now significantly less widespread, with versions such as Bridgett going out of style. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bridget, Bridgett, Brigette, Brigid, Brigitte in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Bright is pronounced similarly to Bret, Brett, Briet, Briette and Brit. Other suggested similar names are Beige, Berit, Bich, Bit, Blithe, Bracha, Breah, Breigh, Bri, Bria, Briahna, Briana, Briand, Briane, Briann, Briar, Brid, Brie, Brieon, Brier, Brieta, Brighe, Briley, Brilie (see Briley), Brily, Brina, Brinda, Briney, Brinn, Brinna, Briny, Briona, Brione, Brioni, Briony, Brisa, Brisha, Brisia, Brissa, Britni, Britny, Briton, Britty, Brityn, Briza, Brogan, Brogyn, Byrget and Delight. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bright.

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