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brighid

FORM OF:
bridget
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

  • irishirish

Related names

VARIANTS
irish
bridget, bride, brigid, brigit
PET & SHORT FORM
irish
briga, bedelia, breda, brÍd, biddy, bidelia, bridie, Brídín, Brighdín, BRÍGA, Brighe, Brigh, Bree

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
basque
brigita, Birkide, Birxita, Bríxida
breton
Berc'hed
catalan
brÍgida
croatian
brigita
danish
bridget, brigita, birgitte, brigitta, brigitte, brigida, birgit, birgitta, brigit, brigitha, brigitt, begitta, begitte, bergit, bergitta, bergitte, birgete, birgethe, birgita, birgite, birgith, birgithe, birgitt
dutch
brigitta, birgit, birgitta
english
bridget, bridgette, bridgett, Briegitte, Bridgid, Brigidine
estonian
birgit, birgitta
faroese
birgit, birgitta, bergitta, Birita
filipino
Brigilda
finnish
birgitte, brigitta, birgit, birgitta, piritta, brikitta, prikitta, birkitta, pirkitta, pirjetta, pirketti
french
birgitte, brigitte
german
bridget, brigitta, brigitte, brigida, birgit, birgitta, bergit, birgith, birgitt, Brigide
greek
Brizít, Brinkíta, Brinkítta
greenlandic
birgit, birgethe
hungarian - magyar
brigitta
icelandic
brigitta, brigida, birgit, birgitta, bríet
italian
brigidia, brigitta, brigida, Bridgetta
latin
brigitta
latvian
brigita
lithuanian
brigita
norwegian
bridget, brigita, birgitte, brigitta, brigitte, brigida, birgit, birgitta, brigit, bergit, bergithe, bergitte, berjit, birgith, birgitha, birgithe, birgitt
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
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
welsh
ffraid

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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3
Numerological Values:
3

Traits associated with the number 3 include advanced social skills and articulation. People with name-number 3 are delightful to speak to and are often successful orators or writers. They have a colorful imagination and enjoy life to the fullest.

Chakra Number:
3: The number of the Solar Plexus Chakra "Manipura"

Yellow. The centre of our being - the color of sunshine and the color of the third energy centre - the solar plexus chakra. The main energy of yellow is intellect. Do you like yellow color? Discover what yellow means and how it manifests in your body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Color meaning:

The color yellow relates to acquired knowledge. It is the color which resonates with the left or logic side of the brain stimulating our mental faculties and creating mental agility and perception. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. In the meaning of colors, yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness. Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, the color of new ideas, helping us to find new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.

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