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Origin and popularity of the name BRIGHT


Bright : 1: English: usually a nickname from Middle English brightbright good-looking fresh-faced’ (Old English beorht ‘bright shining’).2: English: perhaps occasionally from an unrecorded Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Briht Beorht from a short form of any of several Old English personal names of which beorht was the first element such as Beorhtrīc ‘bright’ + ‘powerful’. Compare Bert.3: Americanized form of German Brecht.4: Americanized form of German Breit.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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