Transferred use of the surname, in origin a Norman French occupational name (from traverser ‘to cross’) for someone who collected a toll from users of a bridge or a particular stretch of road. It is now widely used as a given name, especially in the United States.
English: variant of Bridge. The -s generally represents the genitive case, but may occasionally be a plural. In some cases this name denoted someone from the Flemish city of Bruges (Brugge), meaning ‘bridges’, which had extensive trading links with England in the Middle Ages.