Of Irish origin.
From the Irish name “Brighid” which means noble, exalted.
Derives from the Celtic word “brígh”, meaning strength, vigor or virtue.
It’s a very popular name in Ireland due to Saint Brigid of Kildare, founder of the Kildare monastery, patron saint of Ireland, also known as “Mary of the Gael”.
In Irish mythology, Brigit or Brighid is Dagda’s daughter.
Bridget was considered a sacred name, and it only came in use after the 17th century.
Other forms of the name are: Brigitta, Brigitte, Britt, Brita, Birgitta, Breda, Brigid, Bride, Bee, Biddy, Brigida.
Famous bearers are Bridget Fonda, Bridget Moynahan, Bridget Regan, Bridget Kelly, Bridget Marquardt.
American actress Bridget Fonda comes from a family of actors. She is granddaughter of Henry Fonda, daughter of Peter Fonda and niece of Jane Fonda.
She is known for her roles in films such as “The Godfather part III”, “Single White Female”, “Point of No Return” and “Jackie Brown”.