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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 user-created lists like Beautiful, Chic French Names for Baby Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "drop 2, add 1, change 1 - GIRLS".

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"