Name Origin: Irish
Name Gender: Female
fem. appropriate name, from Irish Brighid, fire goddess, from brigh "power," from Celtic *brig-o-, from PIE *bhrgh-nt- "high, great," from root *bhrgh- "high" (see borough).
Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
Of these Bridget was the wife successively of Ireton and Fleetwood, Elizabeth married John Claypole, Mary was wife of Thomas Belasyse, Lord Fauconberg; and Frances was the wife of Sir Robert Rich, and secondly of Sir John Russell.