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What does Brigitte mean?

Brigitte /bri-git-te/ as a girls' name is of French and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Brigitte is "exalted one". Variant of Bridget, made famous by the 1950s French film celebrity, Brigitte Bardot.

Associated with: gaelic, exalted


Brigitte has 1 variant: Gitte.

Affiliated girl name: Gitta.

Brigitte has 35 more related forms via Bridget: Bergette, Birgitt, Birgitta, Birgitte, Birkitte, Bridgete, Bridgett, Bridgette, Bridgit, Bridgitte, Bridie, Brietta, Briget, Brigett, Brigette, Briggette, Briggitte, Bright, Brigid, Brigida, Brigidine, Brigit, Brigita, Brigitt, Brigitta, Brijit, Brijitte, Britt, Britta, Britte, Brydgitta, Brydgitte, Brygette, Brygit and Brygitte.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Bergitte, Breegitte, ..

(male) Brigitram, Brigitton, ..

How popular is Brigitte?

Brigitte is a very popular first name for females (#980 out of 4276, Top 23%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Brigitte for girls. Brigitte was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #630 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #1545 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Brigitte and affiliated names. Bridget (#536 a year ago), Bridgett, Bridgette (#1474), Brigette, Brigid, Britt and Britta are the prominent variation forms of Brigitte (#1545 a year ago) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Bridie, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Brigitte was well-received among parents in the 1970s (average #955) and is now significantly lower (#1694, 76%), with forms like Bridgette becoming less stylish.

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

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Anisette, Arette, Ariette, Arlette, Artlette, Babbette, Bailie, Barbette, Beige, Bellette, Benoite, Bergett (see Bridget), Bernette, Bette, Birgett, Birgetta (see Birgit), Birgit, Birkitta (see Bridget), Bitta, Bobinette (see Roberta), Brenie, Bretta, Brette, Brianne, Briddgett, Bride, Bridee, Bridgot, Brienne, Brieta, Briette, Brigantia, Brighe, Brighid, Brijet, Brilie (see Briley), Brisia, Bristol, Brit, Brites, Britiney (see Brittany), Britnye, Brittan, Britten, Britteny, Brittie, Brittin, Brittine (see Brittany), Brittne, Brittney, Brittni, Britton, Britty, Brityn, Brityne (see Brittany), Bronte, Brunetta, Brunette, Brydjette, Bryget, Brygid, Bryjit (see Bridget), Byrgitt, Eliette, Ginette, Hugette, Irvette, Linette, Margette, Minette, Orette, Ornette, Reinette, Trinette and Trinitee. These names tend to be less commonly used than Brigitte.