Birgit - Meaning of Birgit
[ 2 syll. bir-git, bi-rg-it ] The baby girl name Birgit is pronounced B-ERJHahT †. Birgit's language of origin is Old Norse and Celtic. It is predominantly used in German and Scandinavian. Old Norse origin: It is derived from the word biarga with the meaning 'to help'. In Scandinavia, the name owes its popularity to Saint Birgitta (1304-1373), patron saint of Sweden and founder of the Bridgettine order of nuns. The saint's father is named Birger.
In addition, Birgit is a form (German and Scandinavian) of the English, Irish, and Scottish Bridget.
Birgit is the feminine version of the German and Scandinavian Birger.
Forms of Birgit include the German and Scandinavian Berit, the name Birget, the name Birgetta, the Scandinavian Birgita, the Scandinavian Birgitta, the Scandinavian Birgitte, the Scandinavian Brit, the Finnish, German, and Scandinavian Brita, the German and Scandinavian Gitte, and the Finnish Piritta.
The shortenings Birte (German and Scandinavian) and Birthe (German and Scandinavian), the diminutives Britt (Dutch, English, and Scandinavian), Britta (English, German, and Scandinavian), and Gittan (Scandinavian), and the spelling variants Birgid (German and Scandinavian) and Birgitt (German and Scandinavian) are other forms of the name.
Birgit is not popular as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. In 2018, out of the family of girl names directly related to Birgit, Bridget was the most widely used.
Baby names that sound like Birgit include Beret, Berget, Bergette, Bergit, Bergitte, Biret, Birget, Birgid, Birgitt, Birgitte, Birkide, Bradee, Bridget, Bridgete, Bridgett, Bridgette, Bridgid, Bridgit, Bridgitte, and Briet.
† English pronunciation for Birgit: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"