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Bridget Meaning


What does Bridget mean?

The name Bridget is of Irish and English origin.

The meaning of Bridget is "exalted one".

Bridget is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Brid-get.

The Given Name Bridget

Bridget is a form of Brighid. See Brighid for further details.

Bridget is good for parents who want a name that is refined and luminous.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

A fearless name that will delight parents.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Bridget Fonda, and Bridget Jones.

Bridget Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 718 in baby name popularity for girls with 394 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 676 in baby name popularity for girls with 434 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

View the Bridget Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Bridget has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Bridget to other names.

Bridget Related Names

Bridget is a form of Brighid.

Variants of the name Bridget include Bridgette, Bridgit, Brigit.

The names Bergitte, Bridgess, Bridgett, Brigidia, Piritta are all forms of Bridget.

Bridget has the diminutive (nickname) Biddy.

Famous Bridgets

  • Bridget Fonda ~ Actress
  • Bridget Jones ~ Bridget Jones's Diary character

Bridget Numerology

What will your new littleBridget be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Bridget are often indelible and formal but most of all they are read more >>

Bridget Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Bridget in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Bridget.

Just for fun, see the name Bridget in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Bridget in Nautical Flags page.