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Bridget means "the strong and exalted", not just "the exalted one".
moonlet  1/29/2005
From "Breo Saighead", "The Firey Arrow", Brighid means mainly "The Strong and Exhalted One", but has been translated as "She Who Exhalts Herself", "The Firey Arrow", or just "The Exhalted One".
gaelruadh19  4/28/2005
The original pronunciation of "Brighid" would be/have been "BREE-id", "BREED", or "BREE-ij". The Celtic people would pronounce "Brigid" with a hard g, too: "BRI-gid", not "BRI-jid".
gaelruadh19  4/28/2005
This is the name of one of the four main characters in Ann Brashares' series of books 'The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants'.
reservoirdoll1987  5/26/2005
A famous bearer of this name is Bridget Bardot.
― Anonymous User  8/1/2005
Fictional heroine to all those frumpy, single females - Bridget Jones.
― Anonymous User  10/28/2005
Actress Bridget Fonda is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2005
Bridget Hennessey is the oldest daughter on the tv series "Eight Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter".
Iremray  4/12/2006
I kind of like this name and think it could grow on me. I don't know of any one named Bridget personally.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I adore this name. I know one person with this name and she's alright, I don't know her personally, but this name has definitely grown on me.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2006
This name seems to be getting very popular.
websurfer  5/28/2006
Bridget reminds me of a very preppy cheerleaderish type person.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
Rhymes with midget and fidget.
― Anonymous User  6/26/2006
This name would be very common for women aged 40+ in Ireland. It's my grandmother, her aunt, and my great-grandmother's name. It can be shortened to Biddy, Bridie, Brigie, or can also be used in the Irish form Brid, which is less common.
emeraldstar  6/28/2006
Another way to spell this name is the way my parents named me: Bridgett.
ablondechaos  10/27/2006
This name would sound nice if it would be pronounced Bri-shet with a French accent.
― Anonymous User  11/26/2006
Another form of this name that I have seen is Bridgetta, which I dislike.
black_lace  1/11/2007
I personally do not like this name, it reminds me of someone who is a complete nerd.
ellahcooper2495  1/26/2007
I love the name Bridget. It reminds me of a tall athletic girl. This is probably because of my friend Bridget from soccer camp and Bridget from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2007
Bridget is one of my favourite names, as is the alternative spelling of Bridgett. I don't know, I'm just in love with it and I think you really can't go wrong with Bridget. I quite like it paired with Emily or Viola. Bridget Emily, Bridget Viola.
Belle  3/21/2007
This name is pretty and I know very few people with this name.
CharlieRob  5/7/2007
I like the name Bridget, I kind of like it spelled Bridgette, but I don't know. I don't know if I would use it for a first name but probably a middle name. I like it because it could be Bridge for short, not too found of Biddy or Bee.
roxhai  5/18/2007
Bridget Sullivan was the Irish-born maid of the Borden family of Fall River, Massachusetts. Some believe her to have been the actual murderess of Andrew and Abby Borden (wrongly, I think).
Kosta  7/9/2007
Another way to spell it is 'Briget' which is what my name is.
― Anonymous User  7/10/2007
My local church (in Devon, England) is dedicated to St Bridget. I like the name, but I can easily imagine that if you're a short person (like me) being called Bridget would lend itself well to schoolyard rhymes.
― Anonymous User  7/28/2007
Bridget is an actor on 8 Simple Rules. I love the show 8 Simple Rules!
80226_hottie  8/12/2007
Sounds like a fat old lady with bad teeth. I don't know why, I just hate this name.
― Anonymous User  8/16/2007
Bridget was a very outgoing, fun, sporty girl in the book and movie "Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants".
BelleBeauty  10/25/2007
Bridget is a character from the Japanese anime show "Mew Mew Power". She is a bookworm (literally).
― Anonymous User  1/12/2008
It's the name of Bridget from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and that gives me a really good impression of it, a tall, athletic, outgoing girl.
― Anonymous User  2/5/2008
Bridget Parker is a girl on the Australian soap, Neighbours. She often goes by her nickname "Didge".
rocki_91  3/4/2008
I've always liked Bridget. It sounds youthful, but dignified enough. I've always thought the spelling looked attractive, and it's a really great name.
Samantha-chan  6/18/2008
My name is Bridget. I don't necessarily like my name, but, y'know. One reason is that most people make fun of my name and say that I should build 'bridges' when I grow up.
missBridget  7/1/2008
Bridget is the name of a character in the Guilty Gear game series. This certain Bridget is actually a crossdressing male, the second of twin boys. In his village twins of the same gender were considered bad luck, and thus he was raised female.
― Anonymous User  7/28/2008
I think Bridget is a wonderful and captivating name. I don't understand how saying "Bridget" sounds like an old, fat woman with bad teeth is useful. Anything offensive should not be posted and kept to yourself!
chinesepringles16  7/29/2008
To the (anonymous) person who remarked it sounded like a tall, blond, athletic girl, my name is Bridget. I'm a short brunette who hates P.E., and I think the name suits me.
Unfortunately, due to the fact that I'm small for my age, people still call me "Bridget the midget", for which reason I used to hate my name. I like it a lot more now, and I've only met one other Bridget in my life, and she spelled it the French way (Brigitte). It also goes pretty well with my middle name, Joan.
GreekMythology  8/18/2008
Bridget Ireton, wife of Major-General Henry Ireton, was the strong-willed daughter of Oliver Cromwell.
Jonquil  12/9/2008
This is one of my favorite names, one I wish I had instead of too-common Brittany. It has a beautiful meaning and can be paired with many different middle names, or it can be a middle name itself.
britto08  1/17/2009
Bridget was a playable character in the Guilty Gear series, starting with Guilty Gear XX.
ICEyun  2/26/2009
My name is pronounced the same way, but it is spelled Bridgette. I like it spelled better this way, because it looks more complete. Also I think it works good for people with red hair, I think it just sounds like it fits them.
bridgeyboo1234  4/6/2009
I think it's one of those rare 'good but not often used' names.
asforoneday  4/29/2009
The name "Bridget" is pronounced as BRI-jet, not BRID-get.
BTM1313  6/11/2009
This is my name, and I personally like it. I love the meaning of the name, "exalted one." Another thing that I like about this name is that it doesn't so so "girly" (you know what I mean- Jessica, Jennifer, Tiffany, etc) and it doesn't sound so masculine either (Hentrietta, names like that). I also like it because it has an Irish and Irish Mythology origin and I am Irish. Originally, my mother was going to name me Belinda Rose after my great aunt who died when she (Belinda Rose) was only seventeen. I am so happy that my mother picked this name instead because I hate the sound of that name. Say it, you will know what I mean.

In all, I am happy I have such a great name as Bridget.
BTM1313  6/11/2009
Bridget Bishop was a 17th century Puritan woman who resided in Salem, MA during the witch trials of 1692. She was the first of 'the witches of Salem' to be executed; she was hanged on June 10, 1692.
aamn1  8/19/2009
I think this is a really nice, usable name for any age, although I think I prefer the spelling Bridgette, but this spelling is lovely as well. :)
walesgal92  4/6/2010
Bridget Riley is an optical artist.
bathos  5/29/2010
I had a childhood friend named this, only her name was spelled with two t's--Bridgett. She *hated* her name growing up, because it was often misspelled (people either forgot the other 't' at the end of her name, or added another 'e' to make it Bridgette), and she thought it sounded really harsh. I mean, think about the suburban second grade roll call: Ashley, Emily, Sarah, Lauren. BRIDGETT. I mean, Bridgett sounds ten times harsher than the other names mentioned. I haven't seen her since primary school, so I have no idea if she grew into her name, changed it, or what! :-) But me, I think it's all right. I definitely think it needs another 't' at the end, but an -ette ending is obnoxious in my opinion. I still wouldn't use the name, though. I can't get passed the fact that it has the word "bridge" in it.
erb816  6/28/2010
I love this name, but I despise the misspellings.
Chrila96  11/11/2010
This name is simple, pretty, and likable. A famous bearer of it is actress Bridget Mendler from the new Disney Channel TV show Good Luck Charlie.
AmericaSpainGermany  1/3/2011
Bridget is so cute for a baby girl, it's a very cute name.
tafflemark  1/23/2011
I think this is great!
Joy12  4/30/2011
Allstar Weekend's Cameron Quiseng has a sister Bridget Quiseng. As of 2011 she is 10 years old.
writer371  5/27/2011
Bridget was the youngest daughter of King Edward IV of England and his wife Elizabeth Woodville. Through her sister Elizabeth she was the aunt of King Henry VIII of England.
CarolinW  6/10/2012
Bridget Fonda (born 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  7/25/2012
I'm happy to be named after this saint, but it seems I can't find a spelling similar to my own. It is written 'Bridgid' on my birth certificate. I also write it funny. A fada is placed over the first 'i', but not on the second, or even a dot on the second for that matter.
xBugsBunnyx  9/13/2012
I used to not like my name (Bridget) so much as a child. Mostly because I could like never buy cool stuff from the store that had my name on it (like pencils or those little bike license plates), also I hated when people would rhyme it with midget (despite me being tall). Now I love my name. I've only met two other people named Bridget. It's original, beautiful, and has a interesting history/meaning!
bridget_Marie8711  5/25/2013
I love this name. I have only met one person named Bridget in my life, born in the mid-sixties. I don't think it's harsh sounding at all. It may not be girly and flowy, but it's a strong name with a lot of dignity and history. Also, it's never been very popular so if you name your daughter Bridget, it's unlikely that people will be rolling their eyes and thinking 'another one?' Bridgette and Brigid are beautiful as well. Highly recommend this name.
Oohvintage  7/13/2013
I'm a Bridgette, and I'm quite tall with long blonde hair. Never gotten called "Midget" or any other funny nickname, although older folks sometimes bring up the TV character Gidget (played by Sally Field). Actually, many people compliment me on my name after we're introduced. It's a distinctive name, familiar but not common. I only grew to appreciate it as an adult. It's full of harsh consonants, which I am not a fan. Plus, I always need to spell it out, and that seems odd since we all know how to spell "bridge", right? I have often gotten the pronunciations of "Bri-JET" and sometimes "Bri-SHEET", which is always fun!
kittenww  2/23/2015
I love my name Bridget! Every Bridget I have ever meet is always beautiful... Hugh Heffner had a girl friend Bridget on Girls Next Door! I have always been compared to Bridget Bardo! I'm surprised more people don't have this name...
BridgetFee  2/26/2015
Bridget Mendler from Good Luck Charlie is a famous bearer.
Kidwins9  4/4/2015
This is a beautiful name that ages well. A classic! I wish it didn't rhyme with midget.
LV51sfan91  4/5/2015
I absolutely love this stunning, classy name! Bridget is one gem of a name. ^_^ This name makes me think of Bridgit Mendler and Brigitte Bardot.
― Anonymous User  7/3/2015
I always thought of this name as being a name for the older generation until the character Bridget Jones. I love the way Hugh Grant says her name and nicknames her Bridge. It doesn't sound like he's referring to an actual bridge at all! And on that, I like bridges. I live in a city famous for its being the largest suspension bridge in the UK. And bridges bring two sides together. Bridges are considered good things, and to metaphorically burn one is considered a bad thing. I can now totally see this name on a girl, as I saw the TV show Medium and the youngest daughter is named Bridget. This was the first time I could see it as a young person's name. I especially like the nicknames like Bee, Bridy, Birdy, but I don't like Biddy as a biddy has a different meaning where I live. An old lady generally. I have Irish and Scottish heritage so in considering this name for a daughter I like the nickname 'Bonnie Bridget'! I am quite taken with this name.
― Anonymous User  3/15/2016
This is the name of my boss. I personally wouldn't use this because it would make me think of her and she isn't always very nice. It's a nice name though.
heidibear33189  7/21/2016
My name is Bridget. I actually really like my name. I mean, sometimes it is really weird to stop and think, "My name is Bridget... Really?" but I really love the name, and I think it suits me. I am a short brunette who hates any form of exercise that doesn't involve wheels. I'm also kind of dorky and weird. I don't think it sounds harsh in any way. I know I am ranting, I just want to get all the opinion and info I can in here. I have gotten called many weird off names based on my name though. Bridge, Bee, and once one kid even called me "Bre." I found that pretty odd! My favorite teacher liked to pronounce it in the French version as a joke. I'd pass by wearing a Batman sweatshirt, and he would call me out by saying, "Super Brigette!" I never got made fun of like "Bridget the midget." I would cringe if I ever met someone with my name in real life and got to see them, and they were different than me. It would be so strange! I have never met another Bridget, but I am PERFECTLY fine with that. I wish I could find a souvenir or something with my name on it though! Me and my friends make a game of who can find my name first, and none of us ever do. I have found it ONCE in Baker, California, but I didn't have the cash on me. If I do ever find it on ANYTHING, it's misspelled. Although, the misspellings upset me. The worst ones have been, "Bregitte," "Briggite," and "Bregett." Some days I wonder how the population survives if they spell things so off! However, the more common ways people spell my name are, "Brigit," "Briget," "Bridgit," "Bridgett," and etc. It's gotten to the point where I say, "Spell bridge and add a 't' to the end."
AwkwardGraceful  8/4/2016
My name is Bridget. I've always liked my name. And people have always told me how much they love my name or how I'm the only Bridget they know. I've met two other Bridget's. They spelled it Bridgette. I've always liked Bridget better because it just seems more simple, plus my last name starts with a B and is 7 letters so personally it works for me. I've gotten the Bridget midget, bridge jokes, and crazy misspellings. I don't really care or get offended by any of that. Only kind of annoyed when people accidentally call me Brittany, but usually when that happens I just answer to Brittany haha. Truly the only thing that has ever bothered me is when people say "When I think of Bridget I think of a blonde" because one: I'm brunette, and two: the only other Bridget's I've ever met were also brunette. And it's kind of rude to tell someone they don't fit their name because that's part of their identity.

Growing up there weren't many key chains with my name but I didn't care. I felt like that meant it was original enough. Although lately the name has picked up. I've heard it more on movies and tv in the past few years. Not including Sisterhood and Bridget Jones.

I see how someone could say it sounds harsh compared to something like Emily. But I like it because it's not super girly of a name and when I get older I won't have a name that sounds too sweet if I manage people at work.

Got on here to see what my name sounds like to others.
Bridgetnb  9/20/2016
I love this name. I was madly in love with a Bridget in high school and she came off as very strong and aloof. Once I got to know her she was so funny and very smart. She spelled it B r I d g e t, I think that's the Irish way. I still think of her, she was so beautiful! I never met another Bridget other than a cat once.
JamesL  9/21/2016
Please, what would be the meaning of "the fiery arrow" in relation to "exalting herself"?
joana16  10/21/2016
I prefer this spelling over Bridgette.
DundiculutNicholas  11/17/2016
My sister's name is Bridget. I've always been a little jealous of her name, to be honest. It's got a very girl-next-door vibe. This is the name that fits a friendly, modest, humorous, one-of-a-kind sorta gal.
maurere  12/28/2016
Bridget Moynahan is an American actress and model. She graduated from Longmeadow High School, in Massachusetts, in 1989, and began pursuing a career in modeling. She appeared in department-store catalogs and magazines, and after doing television commercials, she began taking acting lessons. Moynahan made her television debut in a guest appearance in the comedy series Sex and the City in 1999, where she later had a recurring role as Natasha.
cutenose  2/25/2017
Well... I will certainly say that I love the name Bridget because it is my name too. And I love the meaning because sometimes your reactions in life might be the meaning of your name. Despite how they pronounced my name I still love it with the meaning.
Briggy  6/22/2017
My name is Bridget and I love my name. I was named for my late grandmother. My middle name is grace and I believe that it is a beautiful name. ~Bridget Grace.
baller2302  7/1/2017
My name is Bridget. I love how different people say my name. Bridget Marie.
dunndunnbridget  10/16/2017
I like my name BRIDGET and am so proud of myself. Whatever I have gone through reflects the meaning of my name- the exalted one. I am proud to be called BRIDGET.
― Anonymous User  12/4/2017

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