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

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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Comments

DearTheodosia Says:

2019-07-29T20:26:54

I just don’t think it’s strong enough to be a stand alone name. But that’s my opinion.

lashleytwill Says:

2019-04-03T18:47:28

We use Birdie as a nickname for our daughter Mavis. I think it is a lovely nickname for any other bird names like Ava, Wren, Lark, Starling, and Robin!

MidnightSky Says:

2019-02-03T20:25:28

This is actually really cute.

christineolteanu Says:

2018-03-02T21:47:20

I like it as a nn for Bernadette.

Lizzy Lou Says:

2017-11-26T22:00:41

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:

2017-07-27T21:09:04

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

heathergrey Says:

2017-05-13T18:26:14

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:

2017-01-11T04:02:23

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

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-11-27T21:16:54

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

CaggieMcMasters Says:

2016-09-12T23:56:07

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

grace147 Says:

2015-10-13T21:33:04

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:

2015-09-17T09:37:10

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

priviledgedpistachios Says:

2015-09-06T20:53:47

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

amymorgan777 Says:

2015-04-16T16:52:45

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

Sis Says:

2015-01-11T08:32:25

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

jordalini Says:

2014-11-06T07:00:16

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

mabespark Says:

2014-07-15T18:17:28

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