Origin: Irish Brighid, literally , strong, lofty ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhereh-, high from source barrow
- Bridget, Saint ( 452?-523?); Ir. abbess: a patron saint of Ireland: her day is Feb. 1
- Bridget, Saint (1302?-73); Swed. nun: founder of the order of Bri(d)gittines: her day is July 23
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