Birgitta

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish Brigit. First recorded in Sweden in 1293. Cognate with English Bridget.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Birgitta

  1. A female given name.
    • 1997 Majgull Axelsson, Aprilhäxan, Pan (2006), ISBN 9172633298, page 160:
      "Birgitta, Margareta och Christina", sa barnavårdstanten och skrattade ett kacklande litet besökarskratt. "Nu fattas det bara en liten Desirée för att det ska bli precis som på Haga slott..."

Usage notes[edit]

  • Name of a fourteenth century Swedish saint. Also borne by Swedish royalty.

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 175 016 females with the given name Birgitta living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.