Meaning of Bridget
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Bridget has the following meaning:
One who is strong and protective. In Irish mythology she was the goddess of fire, poetry and wisdom, the daughter of the god Dagda.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.
As a baby girl name, Bridget is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 294 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Bridget fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 30 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 424 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Bridget in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Bridget is pronounced as bridge-jit
Popular Variants for the name Bridget: Berget
Common nicknames for the name Bridget are: Bree, Bridie
We think the name Bridget should fall under the following style category: Celtic
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Bridget to be: Outgoing and energetic woman
In one word, you might describe Bridget as a(n) "outgoing
See other "outgoing" names for girls