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Bridget Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Bridget is of Irish and English origin.

The meaning of Bridget is "exalted one".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 536  in baby name popularity for girls with 574 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.


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Related Names

Bridget is a form of the name 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.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Bridget Bardot, Bridget Hall, Bridget Fonda.

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.

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Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.