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Origin of the name BRIGIT.
Etymology of the name BRIGIT.
Meaning of the baby name BRIGIT.

  

BRIGIT.  Variant form of Irish Brígid (q.v.), derived from Gaelic bríg, meaning "might, strength, valor." (The Lives of the British Saints, Baring-Gould, v.1, 1907)

Cormac, king and bishop of Cashel, explains the word bríg as "a fiery dart"; but this looks like one of the many late and untrustworthy interpretations of Keltic names. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

    Now as to Brigit she was born at sunrise on the first day of the spring, of a bondwoman of Connacht.  And it was angels that baptized her and that gave her the name of Brigit, that is a Fiery Arrow.  She grew up to be a serving girl the same as her mother.  And all the food she used was the milk of a white red-eared cow that was set apart for her by a druid... (A Book of Saints and Wonders, Gregory, 1908)

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