Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. BREED(Irish)
BREE-yeed(Irish)
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Meaning & History

Newer Irish form of Brigit (see Bridget). Since the 1948 spelling reform, this name is spelled Bríd.

Related Names

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

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Entry updated January 21, 2022