Meaning and Origin of: Briggs

Old English: One who lives near a bridge

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : One who lives near a bridge
  • Old French : Soldier

Boy name variations

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.