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

The name Brigitte is a girl's name of French origin meaning "strength or exalted one". Brigitte and is often added to lists like 63 Marvelous Names for Leo Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Middle name for a First name!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Brigitte

Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot, French actress
Gitte "Brigitte" Nielsen, Danish actress and reality TV personality
Brigitte Marie-Claude Macron, First Lady of France as wife of President Emmanuel Macron
Brigitte Fouré, French MEP
Brigitte Otoumolongui, Gabonese politician
Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Jamaican Olympic hurdler
Brigitte Rohde, German Olympic sprinter

Pop Culture References for the name Brigitte

Brigitte, character from the TV show "The Pretender"