Name: Birgit

Origin and Meaning of the Name Birgit

  • Meaning:
    The exalted one
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    (BIR git)
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Miscellaneous Info for Birgit

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    Swedish speaking countries
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    St Birgit or Bridget of Sweden was a 14th century Swedish princess. She made various pilgrimages to Compostela, Palestine and Rome, and built a monastery for nuns later known as the Bridgettines. She was made one of the patron saints of Europe by Pope John Paul II.

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