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

Related Names

VariantsBerit, Birgit(Swedish) Berit, Birgit, Birgitte(Norwegian) Berit, Birgit, Birgitte(Danish) Piritta(Finnish)
DiminutivesBrita, Britt, Britta, Gittan(Swedish) Brit, Brita, Britt, Britta(Norwegian) Birte, Birthe, Brita, Britt, Britta, Gitte(Danish) Birta(Icelandic) Brita, Pirjo, Pirkko, Riitta, Priita(Finnish)
Other Languages & CulturesBrigita(Croatian) Brigita, Gita(Czech) Brigitta(Dutch) Bridget, Biddy, Bridgette, Delia(English) Birgit, Piret(Estonian) Birita(Faroese) Brigitte(French) Birgit, Brigitta, Brigitte, Gitta(German) Brigitta(Hungarian) Breda, Bríd, Bride, Bridget, Brighid, Brigid, Bedelia, Biddy, Bidelia, Bridie(Irish) Bridget, Brighid, Brigid, Brigit(Irish Mythology) Brigida(Italian) Brigita, Gita(Latvian) Breeshey(Manx) Brygida(Polish) Brígida(Portuguese) Brigita(Slovak) Brigita(Slovene) Brígida(Spanish) Ffraid(Welsh)

People think this name is

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Name Days

Estonia: February 1
Finland: October 7
Germany: July 23
Sweden: October 7

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Entry updated April 16, 2019