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Birgit

Birgit is a female given name, a short form of Birgitta and ultimately a Germanic form of the name Bridget. Notable people with the name include:

  • Birgit Brüel, Danish singer and actress
  • Birgit Collin-Langen, German politician
  • Birgit Cunningham, Anglo-American activist
  • Birgit Finnilä, Swedish opera singer
  • Birgit Fischer, German canoer
  • Birgit Friedmann (born 1960), German runner and 1980 world champion
  • Birgit Hogefeld, German RAF terrorist member
  • Birgit Kähler, German high jumper
  • Birgit Meyer (born 1960), Dutch religious studies scholar
  • Birgit Michels, German badminton player
  • Birgit Minichmayr, Austrian actress
  • Birgit Nilsson, Swedish soprano
  • Birgit Õigemeel, Estonian singer
  • Birgit Prinz, German football (soccer) player
  • Birgit Püve, Estonian photographer
  • Birgit Rausing, Swedish art historian
  • Birgit Ridderstedt, Swedish singer
  • Birgit Schrowange, German television presenter
  • Birgit Schuurman, Dutch rock singer
  • Birgit Thumm, German volleyball player
  • Birgit Vogel-Heuser (born 1961), German computer scientist
  • Birgit Zotz, Austrian writer and anthropologist