Brighid: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Brighid

Brighid

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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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This is the original Gaelic version of the name "Bridget". It's been anglicized to an extent to "Brigid", but "Brighid" is the real deal. It has a kind of modern but historical ring to it that I think is beautiful.

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"Strength", from the Gaelic.

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Brighid was the gorgeous, whip-smart daughter of the Dagda in Irish mythology. There is also a St. Brighid (usually called Bridget), but evidence suggests that she was a variation of the mythological figure rather than a real person -- a not-so-moral way of getting those Irish heathens to convert!

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