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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brighid

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See Bríd

  1. A female given name of Irish origin. Pre-spelling reform version of Bríd. Cognate to English Bridget, French Brigitte.

Fun Facts about the name Brighid

  • How Popular is the name Brighid? Brighid is the 16,571st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Brighid have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 513 babies born with the first name Brighid in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brighid to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brighid? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Brighid first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brighid is Saturday, September 2nd, 1911.
  • What year had the most people named Brighid born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brighid was in 2004 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Brighid Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brighid is not a popular baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Massachusetts have the same name in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Brighid: The name spelled backwards is Dihgirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Bdiirhg. How do you pronounce that?
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