French variation of Brighid
"strength or exalted one"

Brigitte Origin and Meaning

The name Brigitte is a girl's name of French origin meaning "strength or exalted one".

Brigitte is the French version of the ancient Irish Brighid long associated with 1950s sex symbol Brigitte Bardot. If you want to pronounce Brigitte the French way, it's brih-ZHEET.

# 958 in the US

Brigitte Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Brigitte

  • Brigitte AnneMarie Bardot, French actress
  • Gitte "Brigitte" NielsenDanish actress and reality TV personality
  • Brigitte MarieClaude Macron, First Lady of France as wife of President Emmanuel Macron
  • Brigitte FouréFrench MEP
  • Brigitte OtoumolonguiGabonese politician
  • Brigitte FosterHylton, Jamaican Olympic hurdler
  • Brigitte RohdeGerman Olympic sprinter

Brigitte in Pop Culture

  • Brigittecharacter from the TV show "The Pretender"
  • Brigittecharacter in the Video Game "Overwatch"