Birgit Name Meaning & Origin

Birgit

Pronunciation: BEER-git (key)

Related Names:

Berit, Bridget

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Name was extremely popular in Germany in the mid 60th. Basically unknown in US. Many problems explaining on how to pronounce the name - came down to "Beer - get".

Nicknames for Birgit: | Edit

Biggi, Biggy, Bigsy

Meanings and history of the name Birgit: | Edit

This is the original viking name, meaning "the strong one".
Birgit was documented approx. 800 years before Birgitta, Birgitte, Brigitta and Brigitte and all of the other forms.

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Birgit Schuurman, Dutch rock singer
Birgit Finnilä, Swedish opera singer
Birgit Fischer, German canoer
Birgit Hogefeld, German RAF terrorist member
Birgit Kähler, German high jumper
Birgit Nilsson, Swedish soprano
Birgit Prinz, German football (soccer) player
Birgit Rausing, Swedish art historian
Birgit Ridderstedt, Swedish singer
Birgit Thumm, German volleyball player

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