Brigitte 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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French and German variant of Bridget, meaning "strength". Other variants are Brigitta (Scandinavian) and Birgit (North German/Danish).
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My sister-in-law is named Brigitte..over the many years she has changed the pronunciation MANY times...from the original Bri-gitt'-ta to Brid-jeet', to Bri-Geet'-ta. I still call her by her 'original' name, Bri-gitt-ta, The family is from Berlin and are immigrants to this county. I go by what her mother calls her!