Bridget
Origin/Usage
Irish
Pronunciation
BRIJ-ət
Meaning
Powerful, strong
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Bridget originates in Irish language and means "powerful, strong". Bridget was the name of several saints, as well as a goddess in Celtic mythology. Until today, it is mainly popular in Ireland, in the United States its usage declines. The name was popularized by the character Bridget Jones, in the novel and subsequent film Bridget Jones's Diary, starring Renee Zellweger.

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Also Spelled Like...

Bridhid, Brid, Brigid, Bridgette, Brigit, Biddy, Bedelia, Brigita, Brigitte, Brigida, Berit, Birgitta, Piritta

Famous Bridgets

Bridget Moynahan - actress
Bridget Riley - British artist
Bridget Fonda - actress
Bridget McKenna - writer
Bridget Hall - model

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