Bridget: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Bridget

Bridget

Pronunciation: BRI-jit (key)

Origin of the name Bridget:

Anglicized from of the Gaelic BrÍghid, which is believed to be derived from brÍgh (strength). The name was borne by an ancient Celtic goddess, by St. Bridget of Kildar (451? - 523), an Irish abbess and patron saint of Ireland, and by St. Birgitta (1302? - 73), a Swedish nun and founder of the Order of the Brigittines.

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Comments and insights on the name Bridget: | Edit

I'm so obsessed with names that I made a list of a name of each letter that I really loved and would be willing to use. B is Bridget :)

Personal experiences with the name Bridget: | Edit

Most Bridgets I know are cheerful and independent.

Nicknames for Bridget: | Edit

Bree, Bridie, Britt, Bride, Bridey, Jet, Bridgie, Bridge, Birdie, Bright

Meanings and history of the name Bridget: | Edit

From Gaelic, meaning "strong".

Famous real-life people named Bridget: | Edit

Bridget Fonda, American actress
Bridget Hall, American supermodel
Bridget Marquardt, American reality TV star
Bridget Moynahan, American actress and model
Bridgit Mendler, American actress
Bridget Regan, American actress

Bridget in song, story & screen: | Edit

Bridget Jones, English everywoman heroine of Helen Fielding's "Bridget Jones' Diary" novels and the films based on the novels, played by Renee Zellweger.
Bridget Mary Teresa Colleen Fitzgerald, main character in the 1970s TV series "Bridget Loves Bernie", played by Meredith Baxter.
Bridget, an Irish activist and Tony's girlfriend in the animated film "An American Tail", voiced by Cathianne Blore
Bridget Hennessey, eldest child on the sitcom "8 Simple Rules", played by Kaley Cuoco.
Bridget Forrester, character in "The Bold and the Beautiful", played by Ashley Jones.
Bridget "Bee" Vreeland, character in the book and movie, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants", played by Blake Lively.

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