Deirdre Name Meaning

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Deirdre

Meaning, origin, and popularity of the name Deirdre

Deirdre

Sorrows

From a Celtic legend, Deirdre was referred to as ‘Deirdre of the Sorrows’. She was a tragic heroine sometimes seen as a symbol of the fate of Ireland under British rule.

Meaning:

Sorrows

Origin:

Irish

Gender:

For a girl

Popularity:

Not in the U.S. top 1,000 names

More about the name Deirdre

Variations & similar names, nicknames, middle names and famous bearers

Variations & Similar Names

Daria, Deadra, Deianira, Deidra, Deoiridh, Desire, Desiree, Dierdra, Dierdre, Dree

Nicknames

Dee Dee, Deir, Deiry, Didi, Drae, Drea

Middle Names

Claire, Elyse, Felicity, Gwendolyn, Katherine

Famous Bearers

Deidre Hall (American actress)

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