Brida Name Meaning & Origin
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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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Irish name. Related to "Bríd", contracted form of "Brighid" (pronounced BREED), which is the original Irish form of Bridget. Means "exalted one" (see meaning of Bridget). Brighid was the goddess of fire, poetry and wisdom in Irish mythology, and Saint Brighid was a patron saint of Ireland. Because of the saint, the name was considered sacred in Ireland, and it did not come into general use there until the 17th century. (Information from behindthename.com.)
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The name of a town in Algeria (in Arabic: بريدة).
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- Title character of the book "Brida" by Paulo Coelho.