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What does Brigit mean?

Brigit Pronunciation of Brigit [brig-it] as a girls' name is a Gaelic name, and the meaning of Brigit is "exalted one". Brigit is an alternate spelling of Bridget (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic, exalted.


Brigit has 9 variants: Briget, Brigett, Brigette, Brigitt, Brigitte, Bryget, Brygette, Brygit and Brygitte.

38 more related forms via Bridget: Berget, Birget, Birgit, Birgitt, Bride, Bridee, Bridey, Bridgete, Bridgett, Bridgid, Bridgit, Bridgitte, Bridgot, Bridi, Bridie, Bridy, Brietta, Briggitte, Brighid, Bright, Brigid, Brigida, Brigita, Brigitta, Brijet, Brijit, Brijitte, Brita, Brites, Britt, Britta, Britte, Brydget, Brydgit, Brydie, Brygid, Bryjet and Bryjit.

Creative forms:
(female) Brait, Brigin, ..

(male) Brigar, Brigre, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brigit Wilhelmina (B.W.), ..

How popular is Brigit?

Brigit is an uncommon first name for women. Brigit is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Brigit (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Bridget (#537 a year ago), Brigitte (#1632), Britta, Britt, Brigid, Bridgett and Brigette. Other forms, like Bridgit, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Brigit was at its highest in the 1970s (average #1030) and has become much less since, with forms such as Bridgett becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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 Brigit and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arnit, Arzit, Avivit, Baibin, Bailie, Beige, Berit, Berrit, Bibi, Bit, Bradi, Bradie, Brani, Brei, Breigh, Brenie, Bret, Brett, Bri, Bria, Briana, Briand, Briane, Briann, Briar, Brid, Brie, Brieon, Brier, Briet, Brieta, Briette, Brighe, Briley, Brilie (see Briley), Brily, Brina, Brinda, Briney, Brinn, Briny, Briona, Brione, Brioni, Briony, Brisa, Briseis, Brisha, Brisia, Brissa, Brit, Britni, Britny, Briton, Brittie, Brittin, Britty, Brityn, Briza, Brodie, Brogan, Brogyn, Bronia, Brucie, Byrget, Byrgitt, Drorit, Irit, Lirit, Margit, Nirit, Oralit (see Oralee), Orit, Shirit and Urit. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brigit.

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