Birdie Origin and Meaning

The name Birdie is a girl's name of English, Swedish origin meaning "bird".
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

  • JuYun "Birdie" Kim, Korean golfer
  • Birdice "Birdie" BlyeAmerican pianist
  • Birdie Reeve KayAmerican typist and vaudeville performer
  • Birdie WildeEnglish Poet and Radio Host
  • Birdystage 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
  • Birdie Tennantdaughter of David Tennant and Georgia Moffett.

Birdie in Pop Culture

  • (Gertrude) Birdie Pipercharacter in Lauren DeStefano's The Internment Chronicles"
  • "Birdie" nickname for Betty Draper on TV's "Mad Men"
  • Birdie Wattscharacter in "The Reivers" by William Faulkner
  • Birdie Scottcharacter from TV series "Beyond The Break"
  • Birdie Lee Cogginscharacter in The Great Gildersleeve radio series and films
  • Birdie the Early BirdMcDonald's advertising mascot
  • Birdie O'Connercharacter in 2004 movie "Birdie & Bogey"
  • Birdie Leemain character in "Caucasia" by Danzy Senna
  • Birdie Rogerscharacter on Netflix's original series "Orange is the New Black"
  • Birdymain character in Karen Cushman's "Catherine, Called Birdy"
  • Bridie 'Birdie' McAdama character in Catherine Jinks' "City of Orphans" trilogy
  • Berthenia Lou "Birdie" Boyercharacter in Lois Lenski's "Strawberry Girl"
  • "Bye Bye Birdie" musical and movie about male singer Conrad Birdie
  • Birdie Kayecharacter in the web series Chicken Girls
  • "The Birdie Song" aka "The Chicken Dance," dance fad
  • Birdiegolf score

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