Birdie

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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
Birdie Joe Danielson (b. 2017), daughter of wrestlers and TV personalities Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan

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
"Bye Bye Birdie," musical and movie about male singer Conrad Birdie
"The Birdie Song," aka "The Chicken Dance," dance fad
Birdie, golf score