August 15, 2014 § 1 Comment
Alternate spelling of “Brigid”, from the Irish “Brighid”, meaning “strength” or “exalted one”, after the Irish goddess of fire, poetry, and wisdom.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Bea, Bedelia, Bee, Beret, Berette, Berit, Biddie, Biddy, Bidelia, Birdie, Birdy, Birgit, Birgita, Birgitta, Birgitte, Breda, Bride, Bridgette, Bridie, Brighid, Brigid, Brigida, Brigit, Brigitta, Brigitte, Brit, Brita, Britt, Britta, Brygida, Gitta, Gittan, Gitte, Fraid, Piritta, Priita, Reeta, Rita, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Bridget, Aunt Cathy’s Irish cook, in “Susy’s Dragon”, from The Youngest Miss Lorton, and Other Stories by Nora Perry (1889).