Bridget

Bridget - A very unique female name



  Jun 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Bridget, meaning strength or exalted one, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #659. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Bridget and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Bridget? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Bridget. The baby girl name Bridget was given to 633 baby girls in 2012, ranking #466 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,233 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Bridget peaked in popularity 46 years ago in 1973 on position 112.



Famous with this name

Bridget Fonda
Bridget Moynahan
Bridget Regan


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Bridget is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Bridget is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #132 - and is the least popular in Louisiana at position #759.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Bridget is where you live.


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Bridget origin and meaning

Bridget is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means strength or exalted one. To see famous people named Bridget, pop culture references for the name Bridget and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Bridget

We've found the following names that sound similar to Bridget, sorted by popularity.

Bridgette / Bridgett / Bridgit / Bridgitte / British / Britzy / Bridgitt / Bertice /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012466
2011477
2010453
2009428
2008393
2007361
2006348
2005331
2004309
2003301
2002292
2001276
2000272
1999247
1998240
1997236
1996192
1995202
1994174
1993179
1992201
1991206
1990190
1989174
1988178
1987180
1986173
1985172
1984165
1983162
1982147
1981147
1980152
1979162
1978163
1977165
1976154
1975143
1974135
1973112
1972156
1971181
1970179
1969197
1968209
1967203
1966198
1965216
1964225
1963229
1962227
1961255
1960264
1959272
1958329
1957362
1956365
1955362
1954399
1953369
1952391
1951515
1950564
1949577
1948624
1947652
1946832
1945781
1944883
1943940
1942896
1941755
1940881
1939945
1938817
19371023
1936739
1935968
1934863
1933736
1932806
1931734
1930896
1929739
1928893
1927869
1926872
1925878
1924849
1923897
1922835
1921858
1920808
1919809
1918729
1917800
1916708
1915673
1914716
1913674
1912605
1911582
1910659

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts132
District of Columbia174
Pennsylvania260
Minnesota261
Virginia282
Iowa285
Connecticut311
New Jersey315
Maryland351
Illinois354
Colorado359
Idaho416
New York419
Utah435
Missouri443
Indiana445
Washington477
Kansas487
California490
Tennessee493
Wisconsin558
Nevada569
Texas575
Ohio606
Arizona608
North Carolina629
Michigan645
Georgia680
Florida685
Oregon726
Kentucky746
Louisiana759

Even more about Bridget


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Bridget a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Bridget?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1973
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Bridget
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,233
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +633

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