Bridget

First Name
89k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
314
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bridget

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
Wiktionary

English form of the Irish saints' name Brighid, Brigid.

  1. A female given name.
  2. (US, dated) An Irish housemaid.

Notable Persons Named Bridget

Bridget Moynahan is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Bridget was given the name Kathryn Bridget Moynahan on September 21st, 1972 in Binghamton, New York, U.S.

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Bridget Fonda is an actress. She was most prominent from 1969 to 2003. Bridget was given the name Bridget Jane Fonda by her parent Peter Fonda on January 27th, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Bridget Jones is a fictional character.

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Bridget Regan is an actress. She was most prominent from 1999 to present. Bridget was given the name Bridget Catherine Regan on February 3rd, 1982 in San Diego County, California.

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Bridget Marquardt is a television personality, model, actress, celebrity, and model (people). Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Bridget was given the name Bridget Christina Sandmeier on September 25th, 1973 in Tillamook, Oregon, U.S.

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Bridget Riley is an artist. Bridget was given the name Bridget Louise Riley on April 24th, 1931 in Norwood London, England, UK.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bridget

Biddy Mason was a mid-wife, california real estate entrepreneur, nurse, philanthropist, nursing, and philanthropy. Biddy was given the name Bridget on August 15th, 1818. Biddy is also known as Bridget Mason. She passed away on January 5th, 1891.

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How popular is the baby name Bridget in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 35 35 0
1881 34 34 0
1882 31 31 0
1883 28 28 0
1884 37 37 0
1885 38 38 0
1886 43 43 0
1887 34 34 0
1888 39 39 0
1889 30 30 0
1890 42 42 0
1891 34 34 0
1892 34 34 0
1893 41 41 0
1894 35 35 0
1895 31 31 0
1896 36 36 0
1897 47 47 0
1898 32 32 0
1899 22 22 0
1900 40 40 0
1901 34 34 0
1902 31 31 0
1903 22 22 0
1904 29 29 0
1905 32 32 0
1906 34 34 0
1907 33 33 0
1908 25 25 0
1909 46 46 0
1910 36 36 0
1911 31 31 0
1912 51 51 0
1913 48 48 0
1914 59 59 0
1915 95 95 0
1916 95 95 0
1917 72 72 0
1918 97 97 0
1919 84 84 0
1920 70 70 0
1921 78 78 0
1922 81 81 0
1923 60 60 0
1924 81 81 0
1925 66 66 0
1926 66 66 0
1927 66 66 0
1928 66 66 0
1929 81 81 0
1930 58 58 0
1931 78 78 0
1932 63 63 0
1933 60 60 0
1934 71 71 0
1935 65 65 0
1936 72 72 0
1937 50 50 0
1938 77 77 0
1939 54 54 0
1940 67 67 0
1941 87 87 0
1942 68 68 0
1943 69 69 0
1944 73 73 0
1945 93 93 0
1946 103 103 0
1947 161 161 0
1948 172 172 0
1949 220 220 0
1950 226 226 0
1951 274 274 0
1952 441 441 0
1953 527 527 0
1954 459 459 0
1955 583 583 0
1956 577 577 0
1957 627 627 0
1958 798 798 0
1959 1,052 1,052 0
1960 1,153 1,153 0
1961 1,210 1,210 0
1962 1,407 1,407 0
1963 1,448 1,448 0
1964 1,478 1,478 0
1965 1,543 1,543 0
1966 1,628 1,628 0
1967 1,556 1,556 0
1968 1,463 1,455 8
1969 1,597 1,597 0
1970 1,821 1,815 6
1971 1,720 1,714 6
1972 1,872 1,864 8
1973 2,772 2,765 7
1974 2,086 2,080 6
1975 1,872 1,863 9
1976 1,713 1,706 7
1977 1,647 1,642 5
1978 1,692 1,685 7
1979 1,739 1,734 5
1980 1,831 1,831 0
1981 1,900 1,900 0
1982 2,013 2,008 5
1983 1,756 1,748 8
1984 1,692 1,686 6
1985 1,626 1,613 13
1986 1,580 1,575 5
1987 1,547 1,540 7
1988 1,573 1,566 7
1989 1,643 1,635 8
1990 1,546 1,546 0
1991 1,447 1,447 0
1992 1,415 1,415 0
1993 1,628 1,628 0
1994 1,705 1,696 9
1995 1,477 1,469 8
1996 1,530 1,530 0
1997 1,281 1,281 0
1998 1,287 1,287 0
1999 1,291 1,291 0
2000 1,167 1,167 0
2001 1,156 1,156 0
2002 1,075 1,075 0
2003 1,028 1,028 0
2004 1,035 1,035 0
2005 971 971 0
2006 945 945 0
2007 908 908 0
2008 820 820 0
2009 753 753 0
2010 687 687 0
2011 630 630 0
2012 684 684 0
2013 565 565 0
2014 576 576 0
2015 582 582 0
2016 508 508 0
2017 432 432 0

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Popularity of Bridget as a first name

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Popularity of Bridget as a last name

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Common last names for Bridget

  • Murphy
  • Sullivan
  • Kelly
  • Walsh
  • Smith
  • Obrien
  • Oconnor
  • Odonnell
  • Ryan
  • Burke
  • Boyle
  • Reilly
  • Mccarthy
  • Joyce
  • Lynch
  • Connolly
  • Flynn

Common first names for Bridget

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bridget U.S.
  White 36.94% 64.26%
  African American 59.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bridget

People with the last name Bridget are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Bridget

  • What name lists does Bridget rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Bridget? Bridget is the 692nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Bridget was the 63,524th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bridget have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 89,444 babies born with the first name Bridget in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bridget to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bridget? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 35 new born babies.
  • When was Bridget first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bridget is Saturday, June 1st, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Bridget born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bridget was in 1973 with a total of 2,765 babies. That's a lot of babies named Bridget!
  • Random Bridget Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bridget ranks 91st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 32 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1973.
  • Weird things about the name Bridget: Your name in reverse order is Tegdirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rtbiedg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bridget? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 314 people with the last name Bridget.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bridget? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bridget as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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