Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : One who lives near a bridge
- Old French : Soldier
Family name origins & meanings
- English : habitational name from either of two places in East Yorkshire and Cumbria named Brigham, from Old English brycg ‘bridge’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.
- Thomas Brigham (c. 1603–53) came from London to Cambridge, MA, in 1635.