Brigid

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Brigid is the name of a goddess in Irish mythology, the goddess of fire, poetry, healing, and fertility, among a few other things. I’ve seen it listed as meaning “exalted one” from Proto-Celtic *briganti (high, elevated; exalted) derived from a PIE root word.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Brighid (Irish)
  • Bridget (Irish, English)
  • Bridgette (English)
  • Brigit (Irish)
  • Bríd (Irish)
  • Breda (Irish)
  • Bride (Irish)
  • Brigita (Croatian, Slovene, Latvian, Czech, Slovak)
  • Birgit (Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German)
  • Birgitta (Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Finnish)
  • Birgitte (Danish, Norwegian)
  • Berit (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish)
  • Brita (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish)
  • Britt (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish)
  • Britta (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish)
  • Brigitta (Dutch, German, Hungarian)
  • Birita (Faroese)
  • Piritta (Finnish)
  • Brigitte (French, German)
  • Brigida (Italian)
  • Breeshey (Manx)
  • Brygida (Polish)
  • Brígida (Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Ffraid (Welsh)

 

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