Deirdre: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Deirdre | Girls
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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- Comments and insights on the name Deirdre: | Edit
Beautiful Irish name.
I'm so jealous! I love the name! If I have a baby girl, she will be named Deirdre. I just can't get over how much I love this name.
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My Daughter's name is Deirdre, and I can not fathom the amount of times that people have came up to her in her stroller when she was a tot, asked her name, and say how beautiful it was. I think it was a great choice. It's very original, and is true to my Irish herritage! Even if you are not Irish, I still strongly recommend naming your daughter Deirdre.
My name is Deirdre and I often get many compliments on my name. However, it is often misspelled (Deidre, Deirde, Diedra, Dierdre, etc.) which was really horrible as a child, and only tolerable as an adult. It is also REALLY commonly mispronounced and I have many people who can never get past calling me Deidre (dee-dra) which is also very frustrating. Keep this in mind if you choose this name for your daughter. I would reccomend using it with a more common middle name and easily spelled and pronounced last name. However, I would say having such a unique name has always shaped who I am, and I can't imagine another name.
Hello, my name is Deirdre. I empathize with the above respondent. No one hardly spells my name right. However, I've always made a little game out of it. It's a good ice breaker, and it leads to a good conversation considering it's rarity. My mother named me Deirdre along with my two sisters Desiree and Danielle. My friends do pronounce my name Dee-druh. I didn't find out until a few years ago that the way mine is spelt, it's supposed to be pronounced Dear-druh. But I don't find it an issue. Often the spelling is slaughtered, which comes to be a problem with awards and such. I love my name, reguardless. My full name is Deirdre Faith (insert long and complicated German name). So yes, I do suggest a simplier middle name. It doesn't matter if the last name is unusual... it just provides more talk time.
- Nicknames for Deirdre: | Edit
Dee, DiDi, DeeDee, DeeDee, Ellie, DeeDee Belle
- Meanings and history of the name Deirdre: | Edit
Story: The most beautiful Irish Heroine, died of a broken heart.
- Famous real-life people named Deirdre: | Edit
Deirdre Hall, American actress
Deirdre Quinn, American actress
Deirdre Lovejoy, actress
Deirdre Purcell, Irish actress and author
Deirdre Madden, Irish author
Deirdre McCloskey (born Donald McCloskey), American transsexual economist, activist, and author
- Deirdre in song, story & screen: | Edit
song: Deirdre- The Beach Boys