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Gender: F Meaning of Birdie: "bird" Origin of Birdie: English

Birdie was until recently a middle-aged Ladies' Club member wearing a bird-decorated hat --but now it's just the kind of vintage nickname (think Hattie, Josie, Mamie, Millie) that's coming back into style in a big way. Actress Busy Philipps named her baby Birdie (inspired by First Lady Lady Bird Johnson), as did soap star Maura West.

In an earlier heyday of nickname names--the 1880's--Birdie was a Top 200 name.

Famous People Named Birdie

Birdie Kim, Korean pro golfer
Birdy, stage name of Jasmine van den Bogaerde, English musician
Birdie Reeve Kay, American typist and vaudeville performer
Birdie Leigh Silverstein (b. 2008), daughter of American actress Busy Philipps
Birdie West DeFreitas (b. 2009), daughter of American actress Maura West DeFreitas

Pop Culture References for the name Birdie

(Gertrude) Birdie Piper, character in Lauren DeStefano's The Internment Chronicles"
"Birdie," one of Don Draper's nicknames for his wife in TV's "Mad Men"
Birdie Watts, character in "The Reivers" by William Faulkner
Birdie Scott, character from TV series "Beyond The Break"
"Bye Bye Birdie," Broadway musical and movie
Birdie the Early Bird, McDonald's advertising mascot
Birdie O'Conner, character in 2004 movie "Birdie & Bogey"
"The Birdie Song," aka "The Chicken Dance," dance fad
Birdie, golf score
Birdie Lee, main character in "Caucasia" by Danzy Senna
Birdie Rogers, character on Netflix's original series "Orange is the New Black"
Birdy, main character in Karen Cushman's "Catherine, Called Birdy"
Bridie 'Birdie' McAdam, a character in Catherine Jinks' "City of Orphans" trilogy
Birdie Leigh Silverstein, daughter of American actress Busy Philipps