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

The name Birdie is a girl's name of English, Swedish origin meaning "bird". Birdie and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Themed Families..".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Birdie

Ju-Yun "Birdie" Kim, Korean golfer
Birdice "Birdie" Blye, American pianist
Birdie Reeve Kay, American typist and vaudeville performer
Birdie Wilde, English Poet and Radio Host
Birdy, stage name of Jasmine van den Bogaerde, English musician
Birdie Leigh Silverstein (b. 2008), daughter of American actress Busy Philipps
Birdie West DeFreitas (b. 2009), daughter of American actress Maura West DeFreitas
Birdie Joe Danielson (b. 2017), daughter of wrestlers and TV personalities Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan
Birdie Mae Johnson (b. 2019), daughter of singer Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson

Pop Culture References for the name Birdie

(Gertrude) Birdie Piper, character in Lauren DeStefano's The Internment Chronicles"
"Birdie," nickname for Betty Draper on TV's "Mad Men"
Birdie Watts, character in "The Reivers" by William Faulkner
Birdie Scott, character from TV series "Beyond The Break"
Birdie Lee Coggins, character in The Great Gildersleeve radio series and films
Birdie the Early Bird, McDonald's advertising mascot
Birdie O'Conner, character in 2004 movie "Birdie & Bogey"
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
Berthenia Lou "Birdie" Boyer, character in Lois Lenski's "Strawberry Girl"
"Bye Bye Birdie," musical and movie about male singer Conrad Birdie
"The Birdie Song," aka "The Chicken Dance," dance fad
Birdie, golf score


MidnightSky Says:


This is actually really cute.

christineolteanu Says:


I like it as a nn for Bernadette.

Lizzy Lou Says:


Actually when I think of the name "Birdie", the first thing I think of is older women since it's such an old fashioned name, so I think it would work on someone over 45 for sure.

Starelli Says:


I'm not sure, but I almost prefer Bridie to Birdie.

heathergrey Says:


I think it's a lovely nickname for Brigitte, Roberta, Beatrix/Beatrice, or even Elizabeth but imo it's better off staying that way. Can you imagine a 45 year old woman saying 'Hello, I'm Birdie'? It would be kind of strange.

gmdx Says:


I just....really love Bye Bye Birdie.

paulapuddephatt Says:


This name is totally ridiculous, sorry. And I'm a bird lover, too.

CaggieMcMasters Says:


My friend named her daughter Roberta but she goes by Birdie. Adorable!

grace147 Says:


I've always loved names that are a little out there and unique. It's kinds cool and spunky. hey, if you like, totally go for it.

Bonlydie Says:


I named my daughter Birdie and she wears it so well!

priviledgedpistachios Says:


I've never thought of that! But kudos to you!

amymorgan777 Says:


I love this name. I have always thought it was a nickname for the lovely Elizabeth <3

Sis Says:


I love this, but have yet to find a "substantial" first for Birdie that both dh and I like.

jordalini Says:


I don't think this is a name, much better as just a nick name

mabespark Says:


This is an adorable nickname - but back it up with a substantial first.