Brigid

First Name
6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brigid

"Brigid" 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

From Irish Briġid, from Old Irish Brigit. Ultimately, probably from Proto-Celtic *Brigantī (“high, exalted”).

  1. (Irish mythology) The goddess of the Sacred Flame of Kildare and the patron goddess of the Druids. Daughter of Dagda of the Tuatha Dé Danann.
  2. Brigid of Kildare (c.451-521), an Irish saint partly confused with the goddess.
  3. A female given name sometimes borrowed from Irish. English form: Bridget.

Notable Persons Named Brigid

Brigid Brannagh is an actress. Her career lasted from 1988 to 1988. Brigid was given the name Brigid E. Walsh on August 3rd, 1972 in San Francisco, California, U.S. Brigid is also known as Brigid Brannah, Brigid Brannaugh, Brigid Walsh, and Brigid Conley Walsh.

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Brigid Mary Bazlen was an actress. She was most active from 1958 to 1965. Brigid was born on June 9th, 1944 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, U.S. She passed away on May 25th, 1989.

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Brigid L.M. Hogan is a in the field of developmental biology. Brigid was born in 1943 in London, England, UK.

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Brigid was born on January 16th, 1936.

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Brigid was born in 1939 in Presidencies and provinces of British India.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1917 6 6 0
1927 5 5 0
1932 7 7 0
1936 7 7 0
1937 7 7 0
1938 10 10 0
1939 11 11 0
1940 8 8 0
1941 6 6 0
1942 14 14 0
1943 16 16 0
1944 12 12 0
1945 9 9 0
1946 27 27 0
1947 25 25 0
1948 27 27 0
1949 25 25 0
1950 27 27 0
1951 34 34 0
1952 37 37 0
1953 41 41 0
1954 52 52 0
1955 57 57 0
1956 51 51 0
1957 55 55 0
1958 78 78 0
1959 92 92 0
1960 97 97 0
1961 94 94 0
1962 108 108 0
1963 101 101 0
1964 111 111 0
1965 117 117 0
1966 108 108 0
1967 74 74 0
1968 89 89 0
1969 63 63 0
1970 59 59 0
1971 67 67 0
1972 52 52 0
1973 59 59 0
1974 60 60 0
1975 47 47 0
1976 64 64 0
1977 74 74 0
1978 76 76 0
1979 83 83 0
1980 87 87 0
1981 82 82 0
1982 86 86 0
1983 83 83 0
1984 83 83 0
1985 100 100 0
1986 73 73 0
1987 91 91 0
1988 80 80 0
1989 87 87 0
1990 98 98 0
1991 96 96 0
1992 89 89 0
1993 98 98 0
1994 100 100 0
1995 97 97 0
1996 113 113 0
1997 107 107 0
1998 116 116 0
1999 119 119 0
2000 132 132 0
2001 129 129 0
2002 114 114 0
2003 123 123 0
2004 118 118 0
2005 109 109 0
2006 106 106 0
2007 91 91 0
2008 98 98 0
2009 89 89 0
2010 82 82 0
2011 79 79 0
2012 86 86 0
2013 75 75 0
2014 86 86 0
2015 80 80 0
2016 78 78 0
2017 75 75 0

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Popularity of Brigid as a first name

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Common last names for Brigid

  • Murphy
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Fun Facts about the name Brigid

  • What name lists does Brigid rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Brigid? Brigid is the 3,383rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Brigid have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,984 babies born with the first name Brigid in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brigid to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brigid? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Brigid first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brigid is Sunday, July 21st, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Brigid born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brigid was in 2000 with a total of 132 babies.
  • Random Brigid Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brigid is not a popular baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Brigid: Your name in reverse order is Digirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Diirgb. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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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