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What does Bridger mean?

Bridger Pronunciation of Bridger [bridger] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Bridger is "lives near the bridge; bridge-worker". James Bridger was one of the 19th-century frontiersmen who explored the West. He built Ft. Bridger on the Oregon Trail.

Associated with: old english, worker (occupational), 19th century.


Bridger has 1 variant: Bridge.

Creative forms:
(male) Birger, Braiger, ..

(female) Bridde, Brider, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bridger Johann (B.J.), ..

How popular is Bridger?

Bridger is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#16754 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Bridger was first listed in 1992 and reached its peak rank of #867 in the U.S. in 2009, and is presently at #1019. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Bridger is alike in pronunciation to Brazier. Other recommended names are Bailer, Balder, Baudier, Beiler, Berger, Bradden, Braden, Bradey, Bradie, Bradlea, Bradlee, Bradley, Bradney, Braiden, Braidie, Braiser (see Brazier), Braizer, Brander, Braser, Brazer, Brewer, Brice, Brickel, Bricker, Bridgeley (see Bridgely), Bridgely, Brien, Brigg, Briggs, Briley, Brilie (see Briley), Brindley, Brinlee, Brinley, Britte (see Brett), Brodee, Broden, Broder, Brodey, Brodie, Didier, Eadger, Grainger, Granger, Greger, Haider, Kidder, Krister, Rainger, Ridder, Rider, Rodger, Snider, Spider, Springer, Tiger and Tigger. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bridger.

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