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Meaning and Origin of: Bright

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : From the bright town

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from a Middle English nickname or personal name, meaning ‘bright’, ‘fair’, ‘pretty’, from Old English beorht ‘bright’, ‘shining’.
  • English : from a short form of any of several Old English personal names of which beorht was the first element, such as Beorhthelm ‘bright helmet’. Compare Bert.
  • Americanized form of German Brecht.
  • Americanized spelling of German Breit.