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What does Brigitte mean?

Brigitte Pronunciation of Brigitte [brigitte] 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.

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.

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Middle name pairings:
Brigitte Kassidy (B.K.), ..

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)

Brigitte was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #630 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #1632 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Bridget (#537 a year ago), Bridgett, Bridgette (#1531), Brigette, Brigid, Britt and Britta are the prominent variation forms of Brigitte (#1632 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 (#1712, 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.

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