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Meaning and Name Origin

Britt \b-ri-tt\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' 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 variants: Brit, Brita and Britta.

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

Britt has 49 more related forms via Birgit, Bridget: Beret, Berett, Berget, Bergett, Birget, Birgett, Birgit, Birgitt, Birgitta, Birgitte, Birkita, Birkitta, Birkitte, Birte, Bitta, Breda, Bride, Bridee, Bridey, Bridgett, Bridgit, Bridgot, Bridi, Bridie, Bridy, Brietta, Briget, Brigett, Brigette, Bright, Brigid, Brigit, Brigita, Brigitt, Brigitta, Brigitte, Brijet, Brijit, Brijitte, Brites, Britte, Brydjitt, Bryget, Brygit, Brygitte, Bryjet, Bryjit, Byrget and Byrgitt.


Britt is a very prominent first name for women (#2109 out of 4276, Top 49%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#878 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Britt and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Britt (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Brittany (#456 last year), Bridget (#536), Brigitte, Bridie, Bridgett and Brigette. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during 1980-1989 and has become much lower since, with the forms Bridget, Brigitte and Bridgett becoming less in vogue. Brittany (#456) is the most chic name for newborns in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bridget, Bridgett, Bridie, Brigette, Brigitte, Brittany in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Britt is pronounced similarly to Bret, Brette, Briet and Briette. Other suggested similar baby names are Berit, Bretta, Brid, Brieta, Brittie and Britty. These names tend to be less frequently used than Britt.