What does Brigitte mean?
Brigitte \b-ri-gitte, brigi(t)-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.
Brigitte▼ has 1 variant: Gitte.
For more information, see also the related 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.
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)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Brigitte for girls. Brigitte was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #612 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Brigitte and affiliated names. Bridget (#536 a year ago), Bridgett, Bridgette, Bridie and Brigette are the prominent variation forms of Brigitte rated in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.3748%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.0773%, down 79.4%), with the forms Bridget, Bridgett, Bridgette and Brigitte becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)