Brigitte

First Name
9k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brigitte

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

Notable Persons Named Brigitte

Brigitte Bardot is an actress, model, singer, and animal rights activist. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1952 to 1973. Brigitte was given the name Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot on September 28th, 1934 in Paris, France.

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She was most prominent from 1984 to present. Brigitte was given the name Gitte Nielsen on July 15th, 1963 in Rødovre.

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Brigitte Gabriel is an author, activist, and journalist. Her ongoing career started in 1986. Brigitte was born on October 21st, 1964 in Marjayoun. Brigitte is also known as Nour Semaan and (alternativenom de plume).

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Brigitte Lin is an actor. Her career lasted from 1973 to 1994.

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Mickey Sumner is an actor. Her career lasted from 2006 to 2006. Mickey was given the name Brigitte Michael Sumner on January 19th, 1984.

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Brigitte Helm was an actress and actor. She was most active from 1927 to 1927. Brigitte was given the name Brigitte Eva Gisela Schittenhelm on March 17th, 1906 in Berlin. She left this life on June 11th, 1996.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Brigitte

Maman Brigitte is a saint.

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Willie was born on October 10th, 1968.

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Alix Brigitte is an athlete for the AS New Club (Petit-Bourg).

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How popular is the baby 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 228 228 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 130 130 0
1992 162 162 0
1993 157 157 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
2015 130 130 0
2016 96 96 0

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Popularity of Brigitte as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Brigitte

  • How Popular is the name Brigitte? Brigitte is the 2,709th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Brigitte have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,594 babies born with the first name Brigitte in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brigitte to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brigitte? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1946 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Brigitte first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brigitte is Saturday, October 19th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Brigitte born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brigitte was in 1960 with a total of 314 babies.
  • Random Brigitte Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brigitte is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 20 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Brigitte: Your name in reverse order is Ettigirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iiebttgr. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.