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Meaning and name origin

Britt \b-ri-tt\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Britt), is pronounced brit. It is of Swedish origin, and the meaning of Britt is "exalted one". Contracted form of Birgit, the Swedish form of the Gaelic name Bridget. Made famous in the English-speaking world by the Swedish actress Britt Ekland.


Britt has 3 variant forms: Brit, Brita and Britta.

For more information, see also related girl names Brittany and Brett.


Britt is a very popular first name for females (#2109 out of 4276, Top 49%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#878 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Britt and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Brittany (#456) and Bridget (#536). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brittany, Bridget in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brittany, Bridget outside U.S.

Similar Names

Britt is also pronounced similarly to Bret, Brette, Briet, Briette, Bright and Britte. Other suggested similar baby names are Berett, Berit, Bretta, Brid, Bride, Bridi, Bridy, Brieta, Brietta, Brittie and Britty. These names tend to be less commonly used than Britt.