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What does Briggs mean?

Briggs /brig-gs/ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Briggs is "bridges".

Related boy name: Brigham.

Associated with: old english


Kreatif forms:
(male) Borggs, Briger, ..

(female) Brigda, Brigel, ..

How popular is Briggs?

Briggs is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#522 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Briggs for boys. Briggs entered the list in 2007 and reached its apex rank of #831 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Brigham (#1483 from current records) is the only other prominent variation form of Briggs (#831 from current records). Adoption of these forms of Briggs is well-received among parents today (adoption of 0.02%). Briggs is the most trendy birth name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Briggs, Brigham in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Briggs and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Baris, Bing, Bingo, Bligh, Bliss, Boris, Boriss, Bri, Brian, Briano, Briant, Brice, Bricio, Brick, Bridge, Bridger, Brien, Brigg, Briggham (see Brigham), Brik, Briley, Brilie (see Briley), Brily (see Briley), Brinly, Brion, Brit, Briton, Britt, Britte (see Brett), Brizio, Brogan, Broggan, Brooks, Brutus and Burges. These names tend to be more frequently used than Briggs.