Pronounced Pron. KAH-lee-breed
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 8/25/2009
Means "servant of Saint Bridget", formed from Irish cailleach "nun", originally "veiled one", combined with the name Bríd. Prefixed names of saints and otherwise sacred personages were used chiefly in the North of the Isle of Man ("and especially in the parish of Lezayre"), though the fashion died out in the early 17th century (perhaps when sacred names became acceptable for everyday use; see Bridget).