Deidre Name Meaning & Origin

Deidre

Pronunciation: DEE-drə (key)

Origin of the name Deirdre:

Of uncertain derivation, Deirdre was the name borne by a legendary Irish princess who was betrothed to the king of Ulster, Conchobar. She eloped, however, to Scotland with her lover Naoise, who was then treacherously murdered by the king. Deirdre supposedly died of a broken heart. The name might be derived from the Old Irish Derdriu (young girl) or from the Celtic Diédrè (fear).

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My name is Deidre. I, too hated my name as a child. I've never met another Deidre. But now I love my name because no body else has it. You are taking your life in your hands if you ever call me Dee Dee. I'm Deidre.

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My name is Deidre Leigh, but I personally I don't like it. Lots of people say they like it, but I don't.

My name is Deidre Marie. I didn't like my name when I was young due to the fact that everyone pronounced it incorrectly (either dEE-drah or dEE-trah). My family calls me DeeDee; adult friends call me Dee (my least favorite). I've grown to love my given name and appreciate it's uniqueness and only introduce myself as Deidre now.

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Dee, Deed, DeeDee,

Meanings and history of the name Deidre: | Edit

From the original "Deirdre"; Gaelic for "broken-hearted, sorrowful". Mythology: From a Celtic legend similar to "Tristram and Isolde". The Celtic Deirdre was the most beautiful woman in Ireland, who died of a broken heart.

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Deidre Ann Hall (born October 31, 1947): A Daytime Emmy-nominated American actress best known for her role as Dr. Marlena Evans on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of our Lives.

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