Names of the Characters in "Bridgerton"

If you have been watching Netflix’s Bridgerton, you must have paid attention to their beautiful names and might be considering using them for your little ones. Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, Hyacinth, etc... Now, let's take a closer look at these names.

Source: Netflix
Source: Netflix

The Bridgertons

Did you realise the Bridgertons were named in alphabetical order? 

Violet Bridgerton, Dowager Viscountess, the mother

Violet means purple flower and it is the February birth flower. The flower symbolizes loyalty and faithfulness. Violet has been a popular baby girl’s name since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner named their daughter Violet in 2005.
Violet is the 37th Top Baby Girl Names of 2020 in the United States.

Anthony Bridgerton, Viscount, the eldest Bridgerton

Anthony is a boy’s name that is in use comfortably almost anywhere. Common but classic, the name Anthony has been steadily on the top for centuries.
Anthony is the 41st top baby boy names of 2020 in the United States.

Benedict Bridgerton, the second Bridgerton child

The name Benedict is a boy’s name meaning blessed. It is a more distinctive choice from the “Ben” family. 
Benedict is not a popular name in the US. It is not in the top 1000 baby names of 2020. 

Colin Bridgerton, the third Bridgerton child

Colin is the masculine given name with two distinct origins. In Old French, it is a diminutive form of Nicolas (Nicholas), while it means pup from the Old Irish. It is a popular baby boy name in Ireland.
Colin is the 285th top baby boy names of 2020 in the United States.

Daphne Bridgerton, the fourth Bridgerton child and eldest daughter, the main protagonist

Daphne is a distinctive yet charming and romantic name. In Greek mythology, Daphne was turned into a laurel tree by her father, the river god Peneus, in order to save her from Apollo’s romantic obsessions. Despite Daphne's intense insistence that he leaves her alone, Apollo vowed to honour her forever. Since then, Apollo made the laurel his sacred tree.
Daphne is the 415th top baby girl names of 2020 in the United States.

Eloise Bridgerton, the fifth Bridgerton child and second daughter

The name Eloise means famous warrior and is of French origin. Not every classic name is fashionable, and vice versa, but Eloise qualifies for both.
Eloise is the 138th top baby girl names of 2020 in the United States.

Francesca Bridgerton, the fifth Bridgerton child and third daughter

Francesca is an Italian female given name. It is a softer choice than the classic Frances. Girl names ending in “A” are trending in recent years. 
Francesca is the 456th top baby girl names of 2020 in the United States. 

Gregory Bridgerton, the seventh Bridgerton child and youngest son

Often shortened to Greg, Gregory derives from the Latin name Gregorius which means vigilant. Classic never goes out of style, just like this name.
Gregory is the 433th top baby boy names of 2020 in the United States. 

Hyacinth Bridgerton, the eight Bridgerton and youngest daughter

Hyacinth is a gender-neutral name but used primarily as a girl's name. Flower names have started to trend again as favoured baby names, and Hyacinth is one of the unique floral names.
Hyacinth is not a popular name in the US. It is not in the top 1000 baby names of 2020.
 

Other Major Characters

Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings

Simon is a common boy’s name with Hebrew origin, meaning “listen”. This name is a rather popular choice for decades possibly because it’s classic, simple and doesn’t sound old-fashioned at all though with a biblical background.
Simon is the 251st top baby boy names of 2020 in the United States.

Prudence Featherington, the eldest Featherington daughter

Virtue names, also known as grace names, are making their return, and Prudence is one of them. Apart from being a lovely name itself, it also has a few lovely nicknames, eg. Pru, Prue, Rue, etc.
Prudence is not a popular name in the US. It is not in the top 1000 baby names of 2020.

Philippa Featherington, the middle Featherington daughter

Philippa is a girl’s name, the feminine form of Philip. It’s a fashionable name in England but not so in the US. 
Philippa is not a popular name in the US. It is not in the top 1000 baby names of 2020.

Penelope Featherington, the youngest Featherington daughter

Britain was the first to appreciate the name Penelope but is swiftly catching up in the US. It is a rhythmic classic name that has been chosen by many celebrities for their baby girl. 
Penelope is the 25th top baby girl names of 2020 in the United States.

Marina Thompson, a Featherington cousin

Marina is a female given name, meaning “of the sea”, the feminine form of Latin Marinus. It’s a name occurring in many European languages as well as Japanese and Malay.
Marina is the 707th top baby girl names of 2020 in the United States.

Cressida Cowper

Cressida is a pretty mythological heroine who appears in many retellings of the story Trojan Wars. Though she later becomes a figure of a faithless lover in those tales, the name now sounds fresh and distinctive.
Cressida is not a popular name in the US. It is not in the top 1000 baby names of 2020.

Siena Rosso, an opera singer who is Anthony's lover

Siena, also often spelled as Sienna, is a feminine given name derived from the Italian city. The name is currently popular in the UK, New Zealand and Australia.
Siena is the 634th top baby girl names of 2020 in the United States, while its variation Sienna is at 166th.

Queen Charlotte

Charlotte is an elegant female given name, popularized by England's Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife of King George III. Sophisticated and royal, it becomes a very likeable choice to a lot of parents. Charlotte also has a varieties of nicknames for consideration, eg. Charlie, Lola, Lottie, Char, Chaz, Harlie, etc.
Charlotte is the 4th top baby girl names of 2020 in the United States.


Among the names above, Charlotte is the current most popular baby girl name in the US while Anthony for the boy.

Updated on 14 May 2021

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