Bridget, Brigid

Name Nerds main

FOR REAL: Bridget is an anglicization of the Irish name Brighid (the modern Irish Gaelic form is Bríd). This was the name of a Celtic goddess of fire, poetry and wisdom, whose name means "high goddess" or "exalted." St. Brigid of Kildare is one of Ireland's 3 patron saints.

diminutives: Biddy, Bridie

related names: Bríd, Breda, other forms

Other recorded spellings: Bridgid, Brigit