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Deirdre

Heartdeer-drah
Irish
"sorrowful"

Deirdre Origin and Meaning

The name Deirdre is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "sorrowful".
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.
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Deirdre Popularity

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20 Names Similar to Deirdre

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Lists containing Deirdre

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Famous People Named Deirdre

  • Deirdre BlomfieldBrown, birth name of Pema Chodron, American Buddhist nun
  • Deirdre "Dede" Demet BarryAmerican cyclist
  • Deirdre Nansen McCloskey (born Donald McCloskey)American trans economist and author
  • Deirdre LovejoyAmerican actress
  • Deirdre O'ConnellAmerican actress
  • Deirdre HughesIrish camogie player
  • Deirdre BairAmerican writer and biographer
  • Deirdre O'KaneIrish comedienne
  • Deirdre MullinsIrish actress
  • Deirdre ConnollyIrish singer of group Cherish The Ladies
  • Deirdre CartwrightBritish guitarist and TV presenter
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  • Deirdre Coleman ImusAmerican author and radio personality; wife of radio host Don Imus
  • Deirdre Flynn (b. 1945)daughter of actor Errol Flynn & Nora Eddington
  • Deirdre Phyllis Ulrica HartDavis (1909,1999), English socialite included in The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton
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Deirdre in Pop Culture

  • Deirdre ShannonNancy Drew's nemesis
  • Deirdre Burroughscharacter in "Running with Scissors" by Augusten Burroughs
  • Deirdre Anne Barlowcharacter in British soap "Coronation Street"
  • Deirdre Malloncharacter in Channel 4 comedy "Derry Girls"
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