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Brigitte Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Brigitte is of French and German origin.

The meaning of Brigitte is "exalted one".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1545  in baby name popularity for girls with 140 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

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


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Brigitte is a form of the name Brighid.

Brigitte has the diminutive (nickname) Gitta.

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Name Fun

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

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Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.