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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Bridget
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Bridget in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Bridget:
Records indicate that 86,532 girls in the United States have been named Bridget since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1973, when 2,760 people in the U.S. were given the name Bridget. Those people are now 49 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Bridget
Based on the comments submitted below
28 Positive Comments
"My Mom named me Bridgett Ann, a good Strong Irish name, given our Irish, Scottish heritage on her side and English, Dutch on my Father's side and American Indian. I like my name and have no issues with it. Growing up I only knew a few other Bridget's from school or social life. Its kinda strange when your out in public to hear someone call the name Bridget out and when I turn to look you see them calling to a small child, to me its special to see another parent naming their little girl the same name as mine as we Bridget's are a Rare Group of Individuals!!! Love your Name Ladies we are Special as we we given our Names for our Strength, Power and Virtue." Mar. 13, 2022:
"My name is Brigid Lee McGregor. I have blue eyes also and I like the meaning of Brigid and I feel like I carry those traits; strength virtue protector exalted one . I love it! I'm 54 can pass as 34 and I've have amazing strength endurance vitality and health. It's awesome to discover that's what I stand for." Mar. 27, 2021:
"I was named Bridget after my Irish grandmother (same spelling) My other grandmother was Italian and called me Brigida (I can still hear her Italian accent - Her middle name was Josephine so I was named Bridget Josephine.) I am so in love with both of my names. Now that unusual names are so popular, I love them even more and they make me feel unique. I am a strong person, consider myself intelligent, but most of all, I believe I have a good heart. I have bright blue eyes which also seems to suit the name Bridget for some reason. If you are fortunate enough to have the name, wear it with great pride and distinction. By the way, those who know me very well call me "Bridge" for short." Jan. 28, 2021:
"My name is Bridget Murray, I'm a senior in high school and currently writing an essay on the history of my name which I would definitely recommend to all of you especially the ones with negative thoughts on it. It's well worth the 30 or so minutes! I've always loved my name and how unique it is in America and ties me with my Irish roots, but reading about the origin made me love and connect with it even more. It's so crazy how much I relate to the meaning and history the further I looked into it. It's a beautiful name with a beautiful story behind it." Feb. 19, 2018:
"I'm due in april of 2016 and our little girl will be named Bridget Joy I love this name so much because it is uncommon" Aug. 23, 2015:
"I love my name, mainly because its rare and the meaning is exalted one and well who wouldn't want to be exalted." Aug. 7, 2015:
"My name is Bridget and now, I love my name!! I used to to not like it as much... I wish my name was a nane with an a in it. (It's pretty stupid. I know) I'm the only girl in my class but now that I read the positive comments, I love my name soooooo much!!! When I'm a mom, my daughter's middle name will be Bridget. ❤️❤️" Feb. 20, 2015:
"I LOVE the name Bridget it's my daughter's name and
it was my gradmother's too!
I smile everytime I hear the name!" Dec. 13, 2014:
"My daughters name is Bridget Laura and I love it. We call her Brigitta or Birdie for nicknames. I hope she loves the name when she gets older because I hate mine." Apr. 13, 2012:
"My wife's name is Bridget...Love the name!! She is a beautiful, strong and intelligent woman. I love you dear! JC" Apr. 4, 2012:
"My name is Bridget. As a kid I didn't like it, would have preferred to have been named the poular names of the time "Susan" or "Amber" lol! But now as an adult I love it and love that it's still pretty rare except of course if you go to Ireland, every other gravestone there is for a Bridget. I have been nicknamed through the years: Bridge, Bridgie, Bird, Bridey, Bee." Jan. 6, 2011:
"My first and middle name is Bridget Elise. I used to not like my first name so much when I was younger, because people would accidentally call me 'Britney' and also I didn't think it was as feminine as my friend's names. But growing up I liked it better because I liked having a not-so-common name and I started liking the different sound of it." Jan. 9, 2010:
"my names Bridget and I hate it when my teachers call me Brittney. It is an uncommon name, I've only met 2 other Bridgets." Dec. 14, 2009:
"I'm thinking of naming my daughter Bridget Alexandra. Glad to hear so many people love this as their name." Mar. 30, 2009:
"I love my name. But, have been called Gretchen many times. How are those names even similar?" Sep. 21, 2008:
"This is my grandma's name and it is as beautiful as she is. :) I loved it so much I took it as my confirmation name." Jun. 16, 2008:
"i love that name it is my girl friend and i love her so much" Jan. 7, 2008:
"O.M.GTHA IS MA HOME GIRLS NAME AND SHE IS SO KOOL AND BRIDGET IF YOU READ THIS I LOVE YOU SO MUCH K.K" Jan. 7, 2008:
"My name is Bridget and I love my name, and so does everyone else! I'll never change my great name." Dec. 27, 2007:
"If you want the Irish version, the way the name is spelt at the shrine to the patron saint of Ireland in Kildare is "Brigid". Brighid or Brigit is also an Irish version, though Brigid remains the most common spelling of the Irish saint.
St. Bridget is a Swedish saint." May. 21, 2007:
"I just named my daughter this and everyone loves it!" Mar. 22, 2007:
"I love my name. It means "Strong". And I am strong. I have a strong attitude and a strong fashin scince." Oct. 27, 2006:
"Some people spell Bridget like:
I have only met one other Bridget and she spelled it Bridgit." Oct. 15, 2006:
"Brudget is a very popular name and is sooooo pretty!" Sep. 23, 2006:
"I LOVE this name! We named our 15 month old daughter Bridget Eilidh. Even though we chose the most common spelling, most people still spell it wrong. I also love that it's not super popular now (unlike our 3 daughter Grace's name)." Aug. 24, 2006:
"My name is Brighid. It's obviously spelt differently, but most people call me Bridget. I don't know many other Bridgets, especially any spelt my way. I love my name, But i think I like it most becuase not many other people have it. And i like the way mine is spelt." Aug. 23, 2006:
"This is my name and I love it! Not the most common, not the easiest to say, but all Bridget's are sweethearts (including the patron saint of Ireland)." Jun. 6, 2006:
"Love it. Can't wait to have a daughter and name her Bridget Nicole." Jan. 22, 2006:
2 Negative Comments
"I know this Bridget girl and she doesn't shower :\" Apr. 11, 2013:
"My name is Bridget and I don't like! (though my parents love it) I am called Bridgy for sort and when i was younger i was called Bridgy-Broo. If you are planning to call you daughter Bridget i would strongly advise giving them a middle name, so if they didn't like they could change it! I have never had my name incorrectly read out which it probably good." Nov. 22, 2010:
14 Neutral Comments
"My name is Bridget, and when I was little I absolutely hated my name. now I am a teen and I love my name, because it is so unique and it represents my Irish roots in the family. Little known fact, I wanted to be named Annie when I was little because we would read the Magic Treehouse books and I wanted to be just like Annie lol" Jul. 24, 2020:
"Hi my name is bridget too and I think its The best name.. It describes that the person is strong, caring, malleable and sweet😜😜❤... I'm proud of my name who's with me" Jan. 25, 2019:
"My name Is Brigett. I am often called Brenda or Brittany. Mostly because people just don't pay attention.
I've grown to like my name more as I get older. Growing up I wanted the popular names like Jennifer, Stephanie, Kelly, Heather, etc.
Now I am glad that I have a more unique name.
However, I did name my own children more popular simple names." Nov. 18, 2015:
"I don't mind my name Bridget so much, but with my middle name Ann and my last name Hainline, my initials are BAH. I hated it when I was younger and kids called me birds**t and midget! I am one of those Bridgets born in '73." Nov. 29, 2014:
"My name is Bridget. I am 8 1/2. My BFFL Aliyah spells it
Briget sometimes, but I still love it! Also I have glasses that are pretty but make me feel nerd :/. Also I like lucky charms, Nickolodeon , being the first person 2 have wind powers, my cat, friends and family. I think that all Bridget's should love what I love." Jun. 24, 2014:
"I was given the name Bridget when I was born by my parents in the late '60's. Luckily the nurses in the hospital pursuaded my mum to call me the shorter form of the name I.E. "Breda", which I've always used instead. Its much more unusual and a somewhat more modern form of the name "Bridget". Breda" Apr. 18, 2013:
"OMG Bridget Elise! Thats my first and middle name too!!!" Oct. 18, 2011:
"This is my daughter's name and I LOVE it. There are not many that I know of and everytime I say her name, I smile!" Oct. 23, 2009:
"My name is bridget. Its alright, I suppose. But the most common occurence of mine is people calling me "brittany" and I HATE that." Oct. 20, 2009:
"bridget is a pretty name i love it if mom my name me something differt name i see the name bridget i would cry" Mar. 13, 2009:
"I used to hate my name, but as I got older I learned to appreciate it especially because of it's meaning. Now I LOVE it. I don't come across very many other ladies with my name, but I like it that way!" Nov. 30, 2008:
"My name is Brigitta and it's not in any baby name books or on any of these sites. I love it, because it's individual and beautiful. Also, my nickname's Gita, which is awesome. =]" Feb. 10, 2008:
"I love the name Bridget, it is my sisters name and she loves it! it is a lovely name and I wish I had it!" Feb. 16, 2006:
"Bridget is the best name in the whole entire world. Sometimes I say it like a cowgirl" Nov. 28, 2005:
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