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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. bir-GI-ta(Swedish)
BEER-geet-tah(Finnish)

Meaning & History

Most likely a Scandinavian form of BRIDGET via the Latinized form Brigitta. Alternatively it could be a feminine derivative of BIRGER. This is the name of the patron saint of Europe, Birgitta of Sweden, the 14th-century founder of the Bridgettine nuns. Her father's name was Birger.