The name Deirdre is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "sorrowful". Deirdre and is often added to lists like Irish Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
From the experts:
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.