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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1946 5 5 0
1948 11 11 0
1949 9 9 0
1950 7 7 0
1951 6 6 0
1952 11 11 0
1953 22 22 0
1954 15 15 0
1955 18 18 0
1956 30 30 0
1957 33 33 0
1958 168 168 0
1959 281 281 0
1960 314 314 0
1961 278 278 0
1962 268 268 0
1963 219 219 0
1964 220 220 0
1965 288 288 0
1966 283 283 0
1967 229 229 0
1968 204 204 0
1969 224 224 0
1970 189 189 0
1971 171 171 0
1972 154 154 0
1973 153 153 0
1974 117 117 0
1975 99 99 0
1976 136 136 0
1977 123 123 0
1978 81 81 0
1979 94 94 0
1980 114 114 0
1981 114 114 0
1982 112 112 0
1983 120 120 0
1984 100 100 0
1985 158 158 0
1986 146 146 0
1987 162 162 0
1988 172 172 0
1989 182 182 0
1990 160 160 0
1991 129 129 0
1992 162 162 0
1993 158 158 0
1994 159 159 0
1995 131 131 0
1996 122 122 0
1997 112 112 0
1998 91 91 0
1999 79 79 0
2000 77 77 0
2001 83 83 0
2002 101 101 0
2003 103 103 0
2004 81 81 0
2005 78 78 0
2006 106 106 0
2007 54 54 0
2008 51 51 0
2009 60 60 0
2010 53 53 0
2011 58 58 0
2012 96 96 0
2013 85 85 0
2014 140 140 0

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Brigitte" is not a popular baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1970. Across the entire United States a total of only 189 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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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 south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Brigitte" mean? The list below shows the origins of Brigitte as well as things modernly associated with the name Brigitte such as celebrities named Brigitte.

French

Origin and Meaning of Brigitte

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

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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Alternative Meanings

B is for brilliance, your vivacity for life.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

G is for glow, the warmth of your smile.

I is for ideals, no higher!

T is for tender, loving nature.

T is for tasteful, the way you communicate.

E is for elegant, born within you.

Your name in reverse order is "Ettigirb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Itbigret". 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.

Past life for Brigitte born Sep 27, 1960

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 1300. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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