Origin of the name BERGLJOT.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name BERGLJOT.
Scandinavian name composed of the Old Norse elements berg "elevated
rocky ground; a mountain" and ljót "frightful,
"mountain ugly." (An
Icelandic-English Dictionary, Cleasby-Vigfusson, 1874).
Sweden has also a St. Bridget, or rather Brigitta; but
her name is in her own tongue Bergljot, shortened to Berglit, and then
confounded with the Irish Bridget. It unfortunately means
mountain-fright, or guardian defect, though German antiquaries have
twisted both Bridgets into Beraht Gifu, bright gift. (History of
Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).