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What does Brigham mean?

Brigham Pronunciation of Brigham [brigham] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Brigham is "bridge homestead, settlement". Surname and place name. Mormon leader Brigham Young.

Associated with: old english, homestead, surname, leader.


Brigham has 3 variants: Brigg, Briggham and Briggs.

Creative forms:
(male) Bringham, Burgham, ..

(female) Briga, Brima, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brigham Oren (B.O.), ..

How popular is Brigham?

Brigham is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#5118 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Brigham was first listed in 1997 and reached its top position of #1261 in the U.S. in 2011, and is presently at #1593. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular related form of Brigham (#1593 from current records) is Briggs (#745 from current records). Adoption of these relations of Brigham was at its peak in 2015. Briggs is the most fashionable birth name among these.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Barnham (see Barnum), Beckham, Beecham, Bligh, Brahm, Bram, Brian, Brighton, Brittan, Brogan, Broggan, Graeham, Graham, Gresham, Hisham and Tristam. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brigham.

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