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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Briggs

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  • According to a user from Illinois, United States, the name Briggs is of Scottish origin and means "Land By A Bridge".
  • According to a user from United States, the name Briggs is of English origin and means ""Gift of God"".
  • A user from Ohio, United States says the name Briggs is of Unknown origin and means "Gift of god".
  • A submission from Netherlands says the name Briggs means "Dweller near a bridge (tender)." and is of Unknown origin.
  • A submission from United States says the name Briggs means "Gift of God" and is of Unknown origin.

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Wiktionary

From the genitive or plural form of Middle English brigge (“bridge”).

  1. A topographic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Briggs

Briggs is an australian hip hop rapper, actor, and rapping. He was most prominent from 2005 to present. Briggs was given the name Adam Briggs . Briggs is also known as Briggs The Milkman.

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Briggs was born on October 10th, 1965.

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Briggs was born on March 16th, 1831. He breathed his last breath on October 21st, 1907.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Briggs

Shannon Briggs is a boxer. Shannon was born on December 4th, 1971 in New York, United States.

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Raymond Briggs is a comics creator.

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Joe Bob Briggs is a film critic, writer, actor, and film criticism. Joe was given the name John Irving Bloom on January 27th, 1953 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Patricia Briggs is a fantasy literature and urban fantasy writer. She was most prominent from 1993 to present. Patricia was born in Butte, Montana, United States.

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Johnny Briggs is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1947 to present. Johnny was born on September 5th, 1935 in Battersea, London, England.

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Anne Briggs is a folk music musician. She was most prominent from 1963 to present. Anne was given the name Anne Patricia Briggs on September 29th, 1944 in Toton, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, England.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1927 10 0 10
1935 5 0 5
1942 5 0 5
1945 6 0 6
1955 5 0 5
1958 8 0 8
1959 5 0 5
1960 11 0 11
1962 5 0 5
1967 9 0 9
1968 7 0 7
1979 5 0 5
1980 7 0 7
1982 8 0 8
1983 5 0 5
1986 8 0 8
1987 5 0 5
1989 9 0 9
1990 10 0 10
1991 5 0 5
1992 14 0 14
1993 9 0 9
1994 11 0 11
1995 11 0 11
1996 18 0 18
1997 17 0 17
1998 24 0 24
1999 33 0 33
2000 41 0 41
2001 38 0 38
2002 24 0 24
2003 42 0 42
2004 45 0 45
2005 47 0 47
2006 60 0 60
2007 74 0 74
2008 106 0 106
2009 146 0 146
2010 154 0 154
2011 182 0 182
2012 208 0 208
2013 234 6 228
2014 269 0 269
2015 334 10 324
2016 397 0 397
2017 427 5 422

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Popularity of Briggs as a first name

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Popularity of Briggs as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Briggs U.S.
  White 75.92% 64.26%
  African American 18.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.10% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Briggs

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

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Fun Facts about the name Briggs

  • How Popular is the name Briggs? Briggs is the 5,118th most popular name of all time. As a last name Briggs was the 572nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Briggs have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,103 babies born with the first name Briggs in the United States. That's more than enough people named Briggs to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Briggs? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1927 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Briggs first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Briggs is Tuesday, August 20th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Briggs born? The highest recorded use of the first name Briggs was in 2017 with a total of 422 babies.
  • Random Briggs Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Briggs ranks 96th in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 13 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Briggs: Your name in reverse order is Sggirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rbisgg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Briggs? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 58,408 people with the last name Briggs.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Briggs? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 20 of them will have Briggs as their last name.

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