Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Bridget f. Old Irish Brigit, from Proto-Celtic *Brigantī 'high, exalted'.

The name of an Irish goddess and a 6th C patron saint of Ireland, who were often confused with each other, another 6th C Irish saint, a 12th C queen consort of Sweden, and a 14th C Swedish saint.

England
Latin
1567 Brigitta (nom) Chst-1 p. 11
Early Modern English
1530 Brigyt LIWill-III p. 21; 1553 Bregyte BarnstapleBap p. 8, Briget StAnthonlin p. 10; 1554 Brigett BEmar-vol1 p. 5; 1555 Brigett ibid. p. 5; 1557 Brydgett PRThirsk p. 2, Bryget BarnstapleBap p. 10; 1558 Brigett BEmar-vol1 p. 6; 1560/1 Brigett ibid. p. 7; 1562 Bridget BEmar-vol2 p. 53, Bryget WAmar-1 p. 76; 1565 Bridget StMaryA p. 4; 1568 Bridgett ExMar 2b; 1570 Brigett BEmar-vol1 p. 9; 1571 Brigitta HAmar-vol9 p. 2; 1573/4 Bridgett BEmar-vol1 p. 9; 1573 Bridgett Bar-in-El p. 21, HAmar-vol9 p. 68; 1574/5 Bridget BEmar-vol1 p. 9; 1574 Bridget RegBisham p. 3, Brigit StAnthonlin p. 23; 1575 Bridget BEmar-vol1 p. 9; 1578/9 Bridgett RegBisham p. 4; 1579 Bridget BEmar-vol1 p. 10, Bridgett ibid. p. 10, Brydget BEmar-vol2 p. 129; 1582 Bridged bruton-vol1 p. 7; 1583 Bridget DEmar-vol2 p. 8; 1584 Bridget BUmar-vol2 p. 64; 1585 Brigett COmar-vol2 p. 49; 1586 Bridget DEmar-vol2 p. 12; 1587/8 Bridget BEmar-vol1 p. 12; 1587 Bridget ibid. p. 12, DEmar-vol2 p. 14, StAnthonlin p. 32; 1588 Bridgit ibid. p. 33, Brigit ibid. p. 33; 1589 Bridget BEmar-vol1 p. 13, CAmar-vol1 p. 4, DEmar-vol2 p. 18; 1591 Brdget BEmar-vol1 p. 15, Bridget BEmar-vol2 p. 54; 1592 Bridgesse CAmar-vol1 p. 5; 1593 Bridgett BEmar-vol1 p. 16, Brigett bruton-vol1 p. 52; 1595 Bridget BEmar-vol2 p. 54; 1596 Bridget DEmar-vol2 p. 34; 1597 Bridget COmar-vol2 p. 50, DEmar-vol1 p. 87; 1598/9 Bridget BEmar-vol1 p. 17; 1598 Bridget DEmar-vol2 p. 39
Estonia
Middle Low German
1550 Byrgytte (nom) Kalakaupmees p. 257
Finland
Early Modern Swedish
1548 Biritta Audén1980 p. 168
Germany
Early New High German
1497 Brigita Nurn1497 68
Italy
Latin
1265x1339 Brigida (nom) BBC-Berg 3
Latvia
Middle Low German
1461 Berrite Mettig1892 p. 5; 1463 Biritte ibid. p. 7
1507 Britte Mettig1892 p. 5
Spain
Latin
1487 Brigida (nom) carbonell-I p. 11; 1488 Brigida (nom) ibid. p. 23
Catalan
1510 Brigida valencia1510 3412
Sweden
Latin
1350 Birghitte (dat) SDHK no. 6024, Birgitte (dat) ibid. no. 6037
Ukraine
Latin
1469 Brigida (abl) AGZ-18 12, Brigidam (acc) ibid. 12
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Bridget". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Bridget.