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berit

SHORT FORM OF:
berita, birgitta
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > celtic
ORIGIN:
celtic  /  gaelic 
NAME ROOT:
BRIG-O > BRíGH > BRIGHID
MEANING:
This name derives from the Celtic “brig-o > brígh”, meaning “exalted one, fire goddess, power, strength, vigor, virtue”. Its popularity, especially in Ireland, is largely related to the popularity of Saint Brigid of Kildare, who was so popular in Ireland she was known as "Mary of the Gael". This saint took on many of the characteristics of the early Celtic goddess Brigid, who was the goddess of agriculture and healing and possibly also of poetry and fire. One of her epithets was "Brigid of the Holy Fire". Bridget of Sweden (1303–1373) (Swedish: den heliga Birgitta or Birgitta Birgersdotter), was a mystic and saint, and founder of the Bridgettines nuns and monks after the death of her husband of twenty years. She was also the mother of Catherine of Vadstena. She is one of the six patron saints of Europe, together with Benedict of Nursia, Saints Cyril and Methodius, Catherine of Siena and Edith Stein.
KEYWORDS:
IRISH MYTHOLOGY / RELIGION (SAINTS)

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • estonianestonian
  • faroesefaroese
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
bridget, brigita, birgitte, brigitta, brigitte, brigida, birgit, birgitta, brigit, brigitha, brigitt, begitta, begitte, bergit, bergitta, bergitte, birgete, birgethe, birgita, birgite, birgith, birgithe, birgitt
estonian
birgit, birgitta
faroese
birgit, birgitta, bergitta, Birita
finnish
birgitte, brigitta, birgit, birgitta, piritta, brikitta, prikitta, birkitta, pirkitta, pirjetta, pirketti
german
bridget, brigitta, brigitte, brigida, birgit, birgitta, bergit, birgith, birgitt, Brigide
norwegian
bridget, brigita, birgitte, brigitta, brigitte, brigida, birgit, birgitta, brigit, bergit, bergithe, bergitte, berjit, birgith, birgitha, birgithe, birgitt
swedish
bridget, brigita, birgitte, brigitta, brigitte, brigida, brygida, birgit, birgitta, bridgette, brigit, bregitte, bridgett, brigette, brigite, brigith, brigitha, brigithe, brigitt, berita, bergit, bergitte, berjit, birgita, birgite, birgith, birgitha, birgithe, birgitt, birgittha, birgitthe, Berget
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
brita, britt, britta, birthe, birte, bibi, berith, beritt, berrit, berrith, Brit, Bitta, Bitte
estonian
brita
faroese
brita
finnish
brita, pirkko, pirjo, priita, riitta, bibi, Brit
german
briga, biddy, gitte, brita, britta, birthe, birte, bibi, beri, Biggi, Briddy, Brigga, Brit
norwegian
brita, britt, britta, birte, bibi, berite, berith, Brit, Bitta, Bitte, Birga
swedish
gittan, brita, britt, britta, birte, brygidka, bibi, berith, beritt, beritta, beritte, berrit, berrith, Brit, Bitta, Bitte, Bitthe, Birga

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
basque
brigita, Birkide, Birxita, Bríxida
breton
Berc'hed
catalan
brÍgida
croatian
brigita
dutch
brigitta, birgit, birgitta
english
bridget, bridgette, bridgett, Briegitte, Bridgid, Brigidine
filipino
Brigilda
french
birgitte, brigitte
greek
Brizít, Brinkíta, Brinkítta
greenlandic
birgit, birgethe
hungarian - magyar
brigitta
icelandic
brigitta, brigida, birgit, birgitta, bríet
irish
bridget, bride, brighid, brigid, brigit
italian
brigidia, brigitta, brigida, Bridgetta
latin
brigitta
latvian
brigita
lithuanian
brigita
old danish
birgitta
old norse
brigida
old swedish
birgitta
polish
brygida, BRYGID
portuguese
brÍgida
russian
brigitta
sami - lapps
birgget
scottish
Brighde, Brìghde, Brìde
slovene
brigita, brigida, brigit, brigite, Brižita
spanish
brigidia, brigida, brÍgida
welsh
ffraid

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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9
Numerological Values:
9

A number 9 person is humane and selfless. Compassion, tolerance, idealism and sensitivity are the hallmarks of number 9. Number 9 individuals often give unselfishly to others.

Chakra Number:
9: The number of the Chakra "Pineal Gland"

The Pineal Gland is about the size of a pea, and is in the center of the brain in a tiny cave behind and above the pituitary gland which lies a little behind the root of the nose. It is located directly behind the eyes, attached to the third ventricle. This chakra is also known as the upper dan tien. The ninth chakra is an interesting chakra in that it is in this chakra that all the Christ abilities lie dormant, waiting to be released and used in the outer and inner worlds. The shift in focus at this time is toward that Christ energy and the accompanying abilities that go along with it. Hence, a great deal of work and energy is now being sent into physical reality to help the individual open up and expand this energy center.

Color meaning:

It is no surprise that gold symbolizes wealth used wisely, but it is also the symbol of good health. People who favor the color gold are optimistic. The Tibetan Buddhist believes in 5 sacred stones: the crystal for light, turquoise for infinity of sea and sky, coral for life and form, gold for the golden ray of the sun, silver for the light of the moon. Gold is intimately linked with Divinity and those gods associated with the Sun. It symbolizes wealth and success.

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