Briggs is a boy's name with British origins. The name, Briggs, comes from the Middle English brigge and the Scottish, brigg, meaning “bridges”. Briggs is occasionally used as a short form for girls named Bridget in Canada and the United States. But for the most part, Briggs is seen as a masculine name joining the ranks of boys’ names ending in s on the rise in the United States. Other names of this ilk but ticking the gender-neutral box include Hayes and Brooks.
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