The Info List - Britta

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Britta (also spelled Brita) is a female given name that is a variant of the Swedish name Birgitta, which is a form of the Irish Gaelic name Brighid (Bridget in English). The name Britta became popular in Scandinavia and Germany because of St. Bridget of Sweden.


1 People named Britta

1.1 Fictional characters

2 See also 3 References

People named Britta[edit]

Britta Böhler, German-born Dutch politician Brita
Granström, Swedish painter and illustrator Britta Gröndahl, Swedish writer, translator, and anarchist Brita
Hagberg, Swedish soldier Britta Heidemann, German épée fencer Britta Holmberg, Swedish actress Brita
Horn, Swedish letter writer and courtier Britta Lejon, Swedish politician Brita
Catharina Lidbeck, Swedish singer Britta Martin, German-born New Zealand triathlete Britta Johansson Norgren, Swedish cross-country skier Britta Persson, Swedish singer/songwriter Britta Phillips, American musician and actress Britta Rådström, Swedish politician Britta Schwarz, German contralto Britta Soll, Estonian actress Britta Steffen, German swimmer Brita
Tott, Danish and Swedish landowner, spy, and forger Brita
Zippel, Swedish alleged witch Maura and Britta, 4th-century Christian mart

Fictional characters[edit]

Britta Perry, fictional character in the television series Community Britta McMann, fictional character in the television series Go Girls Britta, fictional character in the novel The Drifters The Groovy Girls
Groovy Girls
doll line, by Manhattan Toy, features a doll named Britta. Princess Academy, by Shannon Hale, features a girl named Britta.

See also[edit]

1219 Britta, asteroid named in 1932 Brita, German company that specializes in water filtration products Brittas (other), place name and surname Dean and Britta, American indie pop duo featuring Britta Phillips


Coleman, Nancy L.; Veka, Olav (2010). A Handbook of Scandinavian Names. Univ of Wisconsin Press. p. 5. ISBN 9780299248345. Retrieved January 22, 2013.  Griffin, Jennifer (2011). Bring Back Beatrice!. Workman Publishing. p. 38. ISBN 9780761158950. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 

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