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Origin and popularity of first name Bridget

Origin of first name

Bridget
(Gaelic.) Brighid, fiery dart. The name of the muse who was believed to preside over poetry in pagan times, in Ireland. Brighid, in the Gaelic, also signifies a hostage, a pledge of security. (Source : Geneanet)
Gender: Female
Name day: February 01 (Saint Bridget)

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