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Her name means 'exalted one'. She is known as 'Fire of the Hearth', 'Fire of the Forge', and 'Fire of Inspriation'. She was the goddess of war, the arts, smithing, carftsmen, warriors, fire, hearth, fertility, Sacred Flame of Kildare, Druids [priests], healers, and poets. Worshipped throughout the Celtic world, especially in Imbolc, Ireland. Dagda was her parent, Bres her husband and her children were Creidhne, Luchtaine, and Goibniu. It is said that she possessed an apple orchard in the Otherworld and bees traveled there to obtain magical nectar. Not sure if she was ever a real person; but after Christianity came to the Celts they turned her into one. Brigid was considered the foster mother of Jesus. Often called St. Brigid, she brought spring to the land. She is honored by Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and some Anglicans. It has been long documented that paganism has been adopted by mainline Christianity through the teachings of St. Patrick.
Minister Falcon  4/28/2005
My whole family, starting way back a long time ago, named their first born girl Brigid. It is very comon in Ireland. I only wished I lived there.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2005
A famous bearer was Brigid Brophy, an English novelist, essayist, critic, biographer and dramatist.
wiswina  12/12/2005
I think this name is great because of St. Brigid. If I don't name my daughter this it will definitely be the name that I give to her for her baptism.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
Towards God she was simple : towards the wretched she was compassionate : in miracles she was splendid. Therefore her type among created things is the Dove among birds, the Vine among trees, the Sun above stars.

This is the father of this holy virgin - the Heavenly Father. This is her son - Jesus Christ. This is her fosterer - the Holy Ghost : and thence it is that this holy virgin wrought these great innumerable marvels.

She it is that helpeth every one who is in straits and in danger. She it is that abateth the pestilences. She it is that quelleth the wave-voice and the wrath of the great sea. This is the prophesied woman of Christ. She is the Queen of the South. She is the Mary of the Gael.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2006
Saint Brigid was born in Faughart County Louth. On the first of February people in Ireland make Saint Brigids Crosses out of Rushes in memory of her and hang them in their homes. Saint Brigid is buried in Downpatrick County Down with Saint Patrick and Saint Columba. Her feastday is the 1st of February. Naomh Brid Guigh Orainn = Saint Brigid pray for us. I like Brigid but prefer Biddy.
seanh  8/19/2006
I think it's very pretty.
Belle  3/23/2007
Brigid Berlin is an American socialite and was a famous member of Andy Warhol's Factory.
karakaka  8/20/2008
I much prefer Brigid to Bridget. And St Brigid is such a lovely namesake.
Mondays Child  12/15/2008
Very uncommon but very pretty. I like both Brigid and Bridget.
Oohvintage  1/13/2013
The name Brigid was given to 84 baby girls born in the US in 2012 :)
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
Brigid Shawn O'Grady is the name of the main character in the play "Journey To The World's End".
TheChosenFangirl  4/24/2015
My Catholic Irish parents named me Brigid in 1958, I loved my name, even though I was teased in grade school, frigid Brigid, etc, I loved the uniqueness. It wasn't until 2001 that I meet another Brigid. I read in the comments that the name was given to 84 babies in 2012, that's great, it is a name to be very proud of.
brigidc  9/22/2015
The name Brigid was given to 79 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016

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