Brigitta

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

Nordic form of the Celtic name Brighid

1) Celtic briganti / brig = 'high', 'mighty', 'exalted' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

2) Celtic brigh = 'strength', 'force' [10] (less certain)

Related Names

Bregitte
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Swedish
Bridget
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Bridgett
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Swedish
Bridgette
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Brigette
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Swedish
Brigget
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Icelandic
Brigida
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Brígiða
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Old Norse
Brigit
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Danish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Brigita
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Brigite
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Swedish
Brigith
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Swedish
Brigitha
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Danish Swedish
Brigithe
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Swedish
Brigitt
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Danish Swedish
Brigitta
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Brigitte
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Brikitta
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Finish
Brygida
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Swedish
Prikitta
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Finish

For more variant forms see also Bibi Biggi Billa Birgitta Britta Gitta

See also Brictius

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Brigittuson Iceland

Female

Brigittudóttir Iceland

Combinations

For combinations see BRITT and BIRG (name elements)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Brigitta
Genitive: Brigittas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Brigitta
Genitive: Brigitan
Partitive: Brigittaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Brigitta
Accusative: Brigittu
Dative: Brigittu
Genitive: Brigittu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Brigitta
Genitive: Brigittas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Brigitta
Genitive: Brigittas

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 18 December 2001 [11]

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[13]
109 226 109 226 0 0
Denmark Denmark[14]
97
n.a.
97
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[15]
n.a.
137
n.a.
137 0 0
Norway Norway[16]
36
n.a.
36
n.a.
0
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[17]
2 2
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[18]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Brigitta (f) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Brigitta (f)


References

  1. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  4. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  5. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  8. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  9. Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  10. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  11. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  12. 12.0 12.1 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  13. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  14. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  15. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  16. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  17. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  18. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/