Gender: Female Meaning of Brighid: "strength or exalted one" Origin of Brighid: Irish

Brighid Origin and Meaning

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

Brighid is the original Gaelic form of the name of the mythological goddess of fire, poetry, and wisdom. More commonly found these days in any number of different guises: Bridget, Brigid, Brigitte et al. Whatever form it takes, Brighid is one of the most classic and enduring Irish names for girls.

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Kew Says:


It's actually pronounced with one syllable: "BREED". This is an archaic spelling; the modern spelling is Bríd.

katinka Says:


Love Brighid, Brigid and Bridget. It would be sensible to use the final, most common, one to avoid spelling confusion, but I'm drawn to the wonderfully clunky original. I also love the slightly more streamlined modern Irish version Brigid, which feels clean and elegant but still a little bit wild and earthy.

aubreyblanchard Says:


Brighid Fleming is very pretty.

Zelliew Says:


Everyone is used to BRIGID. It looks strange with an H in the middle & causes confusion

SimoneKadele Says:


Is this pronounced the same as Bridget??

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Absolutely love this name, but I'll save it for a middle.