Birgitta

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Birgitta
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Gender Female
Language(s) Swedish, Icelandic
Other names
Derived Brighid (Celtic goddess)
Related names Britta, Brigitte, Bridget

Birgitta is the Swedish and Icelandic form of the Irish Gaelic female name Brighid. Brighid or Brigid was the name of an ancient Celtic goddess, and its English form is Bridget. Birgitta and its alternate forms Birgit and Britta became common names in Scandinavia because of St. Bridget of Sweden.[1]

People named Birgitta[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanks, P. & Hodges, F. (1990). A dictionary of first names. Oxford University Press.