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Girl Name: Birgit

Name: Birgit
Pronunciation: \b(i)-rgit, bir-git\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: exalted one
Origin: Norwegian
Sounds Like: Brygit, Brigit, Bridgit, Birkita, Birgett, Berget
Variant forms: Birget, Birgetta, Birgitt, Birgitta, Birgitte, Brita, Britt, Britta, Byrget, Byrgitt
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 2492


Birgit \b(i)-rgit, bir-git\ as a girl's name is pronounced ber-GEET. It is of Norwegian origin, and the meaning of Birgit is "exalted one". Variant of Bridget. Name of an Irish saint. There was also a Saint Birgitta, who was the patron saint of Sweden. See also Britt.

Birgit has 10 variant forms: Birget, Birgetta, Birgitt, Birgitta, Birgitte, Brita, Britt, Britta, Byrget and Byrgitt.

Baby names that sound like Birgit are Brygit, Brigit, Bridgit, Birkita, Birgett and Berget.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Birgit.


Birgit is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2492 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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