Gender: Female Meaning of Brigitte: "strength or exalted one" Origin of Brigitte: French variation of Brighid

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.

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MidnightSky Says:


And God Created Woman

bmblanchot Says:


This is my name. My french dad picked it up, my mexican grandma said it sounded like a stripper's name! I like it, but I live in Mexico, so no one knows how to write it, much less pronounce it, and they get super confused when I introduce myself.

Rasha Says:


I adore this name though only when it's pronounced the French way :/

srudolph Says:


This is also a common name in Germany, where it's pronounced Bri-GIT-teh.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love this spelling. It's stunning. Wonderful name. I will work on pronouncing the French spelling correctly, and meanwhile, am falling for Bridget, which is a little more familiar to me.

Nora Meyer Says:


Thank you for letting me know:)

Impwood Says:


The stress is nearly equal, but if anything it's actually on the first syllable.

Nora Meyer Says:


I suppose that the stress is on the second syllable, isn't it?

Impwood Says:


The French pronunciation is "BREE-zgeet".