Meaning of the Irish name Brigid. Listen and learn how to pronounce Brigid so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.
MEANING: The name Brigid from brigh meaning “power, vigour, virtue" epitomizes the Irish genius for layering old and new. The main female deity of the Celts, Brigid made the land fruitful and animals multiply, she blessed poets and blacksmiths. Her namesake St. Brigid of Kildare carried her powers into the Christian era. The stories of Brigid"s compassion and miracles are told now as they have been for more than 1500 years in every part of Ireland. She is equal in esteem and shares a grave with St. Patrick and St. Columcille. Her feast day, February 1st, is the first day of Spring in the Celtic calender.
GENDER: Girl | Female
IRISH NAME: Brigid Bridget
PRONUNCIATION: bridge + id"
AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Brigid and read along with the meaning)