Brigid 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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Brigid (Brighid) is the name of an Irish goddess, celebrated on Imbolc (1st or 2nd of February) as bringing the first signs of Spring. Brigid is also the name of an Irish saint, and St. Brigid's day is the 1st of February, also celebrating the beginning of spring. It is believed by some that St. Brigid is a fictional character, originally designed to bring the pagan Irish to the Catholic church.
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Brigid O'Shaughnessy was the name of one of the characters in "The Maltese Falcon."