Origin: Gaelic
25 famous people named Brigid found on Wikipedia.
6055 female in US.
Most recent ranking: 2471-th in year 2018
Best ranking: 944-th in year 1965
Used in: Irish, Mythology


This article refers to the pagan goddess Brigid. For the saint of that name, see Saint Brigid.
Brigit, Brigid or Bríg (/ˈbrɪ.dʒɪd/, /ˈbriː.ɪd/, "exalted one") was a goddess of pre-Christian Ireland. She appears in Irish mythology as a member of the Tuatha Dé Danann, the daughter of the Dagda and wife of Bres, with whom she had a son named Ruadán.
It has been suggested that Brigid is a continuation of the Indo-European dawn goddess. She is associated with the spring season, fertility, healing, poetry and smithcraft. Cormac's Glossary, written in the 10th century by Christian monks, says that Brigid was "the goddess whom poets adored" and that she had two sisters: Brigid the healer and Brigid the smith. This suggests she may have been a triple deity.
Saint Brigid shares many of the goddess's attributes and her feast day was originally a pagan festival (Imbolc) marking the beginning of spring. It has thus been argued that the saint is a Christianization of the goddess.

Irish variation of Brighid: the exalted one, the high one, strength.

Famous People: 25 found on Wikipedia.
Popularity Name Birth Year Description
1 Brigid Brannagh 1972 American actress
2 Brigit of Kildare 0451 Irish abbess and saint
3 Brigid Berlin 1939 American actress and artist
4 Brigid Bazlen 1944 American actress
5 Brigid Brophy 1929 Novelist, essayist
6 Brigid Dawson American musician
7 Brigid Keenan 1939 British author and journalist
8 Brigid Harrington 2000 Actress
9 Brigid Hogan British biologist
10 Brigid Marlin 1936 American visionary artist
11 Brigid Balfour 1914 British biologist and immunologist
12 Brigid Makowski Northern Irish politician
13 Brigid Hogan-O'Higgins 1932 Irish politician
14 Brigid Lyons Thornton 1896 Irish doctor
15 Brigid Boden Irish singer
16 Brigid Callahan Harrison 1965 American political writer
17 Brigid Annisette-George 1960 Trinidadian lawyer and politician
18 Brigid Tunney 1886 Irish traditional singer
19 Brigid Pasulka Author
20 Brigid Weinzinger 1962 Austrian interpreter and politician
21 Brigid Foley 1887 Irish nationalist
22 Brigid Ibell 1958 German painter
23 Brigid Tierney 1985 Canadian actress
24 Brigid Kelly Politician, Democtract state representative for the 31st District of the Ohio House of Representatives
25 Brigid Schulte