Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : One who lives near a bridge
- Old French : Soldier
Family name origins & meanings
- Northern English form of Bridge, from Old Norse bryggja.
- The surname Briggs is found chiefly in West Yorkshire. A family of gentry have held lands at Keighley in West Yorkshire continuously for 500 years. The mathematician Henry Briggs (1561–1631), who invented logarithms, was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.