Birgitte 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.
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Birgitte is a character in Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" epic fantasy book series. Birgitte Silverbow as she's known is a famous, legendary archer bound to the Horn of Valere. She's a force to be reckoned with, as well as a strong, loyal friend.
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Comes from old Norse "bjart" meaning bright one or radiant. This is a variant of the Swedish Birgitta and the English Bridget.
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Birgitte Silverbow in Robert Jordan's book series "The Wheel of Time"