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Meaning of Bridget

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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.
USA baby name statistics


The name Bridget is pronounced as bridge-jit


Bridget originates from the Irish language.

See other suggested Irish girl baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Bridget and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Bridget: Boys - Brennen, Troy, Girls - Biddie, Keely, Both genders - Brady, Brian, Cody, Darby, Ennis, Gale


Popular Variants for the name Bridget: Berget (Swedish), Biddy, Bidu, Bighid (Irish), Birgit (Scandinavian), Birgitta (Scandinavian), Birgitte (Norwegian), Birte (Norwegian), Breda (Irish), Brid (Irish), Bridey (Irish), Bridgette (Scandinavian), Bridgie, Bridgit, Bridgitte, Bridie, Brigid (Irish), Brigit, Brigita, Brigitta (German), Brigitte, Brita (Swedish), Britta (Swedish), Brygid (Polish), Brygida (Polish), Ffraid (Welsh), Gitta (German), Gittan (Swedish), Piritta (Finnish), Pirjo (Finnish), Pirkko (Finnish), Riitta (Finnish)


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" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Bridget (or its variants) are:

Bridget Jones, born on 24 September, a famous screenwriter. Bridget Jones's background: An American screenwriter and performer for Mystery Science Theater 3000. She worked as a contributing writer for the show before becoming a full-time writer in season 4.

Bridget Jane Fonda, born on 27 January, a famous actress. Bridget Jane Fonda's background: An Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-nominated American actress.

Kathryn Bridget Moynahan, born on 28 April, a famous actress. Kathryn Bridget Moynahan's background: An American actress of Irish descent. She is perhaps best known for her roles in Hollywood films such as Coyote Ugly, I, Robot and Lord of War.
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Brynn (437)
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