What does Bridger mean?
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.
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)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.