Deirdre Origin and Meaning

The name Deirdre is 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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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
  • 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

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"