Bridget Name Meaning & Origin
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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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 :)
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Bridget is a STRONG name for a little girl. Bridgets are survivors and humanitarians with a good sense of humor. The Goddess and Saint who share the name are powerful women who went their own way and were healing, lovely characters who helped those in need. Plus, the name comes with great nicknames.
In my experience as the mother of a Bridget, it is that rare sweet spot- one rarely meets another Bridget, yet everyone is familiar with the name and can pronounce it (though my Bridget gets peeved that some people misspell her name, using a "tte" ending instead.)
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Bee, Birdie, Bree, Bri, Bridge, Bridgie, Bridie, Brit, Etie, Jet.
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From Gaelic, meaning "strong".
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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
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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.