Brigham

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
6k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Brigham mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Brigham

"Brigham" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the bridge settlement". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Brigham

Brigham A. McCown is a pipeline, hazardous materials safety administration, and federal motor carrier safety administration. His military service ended in 2013.

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Brigham Smoot was an important human. Brigham was born on June 15th, 1869. He died on December 16th, 1946.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Brigham

Peter Bent Brigham was an important individual. Peter was born on September 4th, 1807 in Bakersfield, Vermont. He breathed his last breath on May 4th, 1877.

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Thomas Bernard Brigham was a leading somebody. He left this life on February 14th, 1993.

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Paul Brigham was a Governor of Vermont and Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. His career lasted from 1797 to 1797. Paul was born on January 6th, 1746 in Coventry, Connecticut. He left this life on June 15th, 1824.

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Elijah Brigham was an important person. Elijah was born on July 7th, 1751 in Northborough, Massachusetts. He passed away on February 22nd, 1816.

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Philip Brigham is a rock music and blues musician. His ongoing career started in 1970. Philip was born on January 24th, 1952 in Brantford.

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Jeremy Brigham is a football player for the Oakland Raiders. Jeremy was born on March 22nd, 1975 in Boston.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1916 5 0 5
1928 5 0 5
1959 5 0 5
1960 9 0 9
1962 10 0 10
1963 5 0 5
1964 7 0 7
1965 7 0 7
1966 6 0 6
1967 10 0 10
1968 13 0 13
1969 13 0 13
1970 11 0 11
1971 14 0 14
1972 15 0 15
1973 15 0 15
1974 21 0 21
1975 20 0 20
1976 18 0 18
1977 29 0 29
1978 22 0 22
1979 21 0 21
1980 33 0 33
1981 32 0 32
1982 30 0 30
1983 19 0 19
1984 25 0 25
1985 21 0 21
1986 20 0 20
1987 19 0 19
1988 24 0 24
1989 26 0 26
1990 20 0 20
1991 24 0 24
1992 21 0 21
1993 21 0 21
1994 33 0 33
1995 34 0 34
1996 34 0 34
1997 63 0 63
1998 61 0 61
1999 55 0 55
2000 73 0 73
2001 88 0 88
2002 87 0 87
2003 71 0 71
2004 83 0 83
2005 80 0 80
2006 92 0 92
2007 97 0 97
2008 97 0 97
2009 96 0 96
2010 104 0 104
2011 136 0 136
2012 129 0 129
2013 130 0 130
2014 109 0 109
2015 101 0 101
2016 119 0 119

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Popularity of Brigham as a first name

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Popularity of Brigham as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brigham U.S.
  White 77.96% 64.26%
  African American 16.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.46% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.71% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brigham

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

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Fun Facts about the name Brigham

  • How Popular is the name Brigham? Brigham is the 5,646th most popular name of all time. As a last name Brigham was the 5,369th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brigham have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,588 babies born with the first name Brigham in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brigham to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brigham? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Brigham first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brigham is Saturday, August 19th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Brigham born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brigham was in 2011 with a total of 136 babies.
  • Random Brigham Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brigham is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 40 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Brigham: Your name in reverse order is Mahgirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hiragmb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brigham? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,485 people with the last name Brigham.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brigham? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Brigham as their last name.

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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).
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