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since 1880

Brigitte

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Exalted, lofty
  • #2668 All Time
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6k Brigid (Irish)
6k Brigette (French)
1k Brigit (Scandinavian)
< 1k Brighid (Irish)

How popular is the name "Brigitte" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1946550
194811110
1949990
1950770
1951660
195211110
195322220
195415150
195518180
195630300
195733330
19581681680
19592812810
19603143140
19612782780
19622682680
19632192190
19642202200
19652882880
19662832830
19672292290
19682042040
19692242240
19701891890
19711711710
19721541540
19731531530
19741171170
197599990
19761361360
19771231230
197881810
197994940
19801141140
19811141140
19821121120
19831201200
19841001000
19851581580
19861461460
19871621620
19881721720
19891821820
19901601600
19911291290
19921621620
19931581580
19941591590
19951311310
19961221220
19971121120
199891910
199979790
200077770
200183830
20021011010
20031031030
200481810
200578780
20061061060
200754540
200851510
200960600
201053530
201158580
201296960
201385850
20141401400

Want to know about the populiarty of Brigitte? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,369 babies born with the name Brigitte in the United States. That's more than enough Brigittes to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1946 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Brigitte" was in 1960 with a total of 314 babies.

According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Brigitte" is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 12 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1998. Across the entire United States a total of only 91 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

What does the name "Brigitte" mean?

Brigitte (French): Exalted, lofty

The name "Brigitte" is of French origin and it means "Exalted, lofty". It's a name commonly given to girls.

B is for befriend, it is so easy for you.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

G is for giggle, a laugh never hurts!

I is for ideals, no higher!

T is for tried, tried and true you.

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

Your name in reverse order is "Ettigirb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Riitebtg". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Brigitte popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Brigitte in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Brigitte

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot is an actress, model, singer, and animal rights activist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1952 to 1973. Brigitte was born in 1934 as Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot in Paris, France.

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Brigitte Nielsen

Brigitte was born in 1963 as Gitte Nielsen in Rodovre, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Brigitte Fossey

Brigitte was born in 1946.

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Brigitte Lin

Brigitte Lin is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1 to present. Brigitte was born in 1954 in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.

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Brigitte Helm

Brigitte Helm is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1927 to 1978. Brigitte was born in 1908 as Brigitte Eva Gisela Schittenhelm in Berlin, Germany.

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Brigitte Hamers

Brigitte was born in 1969.

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Past life for Brigitte born Dec 5, 1988

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central England approximately on 400. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

Name poster for Brigitte

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