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Gender: F Pronunciation: deer-drah Meaning of Deirdre: "sorrowful" Origin of Deirdre: Irish

Sadly, this strong Celtic name often has "of the sorrows" attached to it because of the tragic character in Irish legend. Also a bit drab when compared with newer Irish imports.

Famous People Named Deirdre

Deirdre, birth name of Buddhist nun Pema Chodron
Deirdre "Dede" Demet Barry, American cyclist
Deirdre Lovejoy, American actress
Deirdre O'Connell, American actress
Deirdre Hughes, Irish camogie player
Deirdre Bair, American writer and biographer
Deirdre O'Kane, Irish comedienne
Deirdre Flynn (b. 1945), daughter of actor Errol Flynn & Nora Eddington
Deirdre Connolly, member of an Irish-american music group Cherish The Ladies.

Pop Culture References for the name Deirdre

Deirdre Shannon, Nancy Drew's nemesis
Deirdre Burroughs, character in "Running with Scissors" by Augusten Burroughs
Deirdre Anne Barlow, character in British soap "Coronation Street"