Meaning, pronunciation and origin of the Irish girls name Deirdre

How do you say Deirdre in Irish?

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What does the Irish name Deirdre mean?

The most beautiful woman in ancient Ireland, she was bethrothed to the High King Conchobhar Mac Nessa but she fell in love with his nephew Naoise. Deirdre and Naoise eloped to Scotland where they lived a blissful exile for many years. By offering forgiveness, Conchobhar tricked them into returning to Ulster where Naoise was slain by the jealous Conchobhar. Deirdre threw herself from Conchobhar’s chariot rather than live with the man who had caused Naoise’s death. It was said that her grave was near to Naoise’s and that a yew tree grew from each plot. The yew trees grew toward one another till their branches intertwined, joining the two lovers even after death.

What is the Gender for the Irish name Deirdre?

Girl | Female

Is Deirdre a girls name?

Yes, Deirdre is traditionally given to a female.

How do you spell Deirdre in Irish?

It is spelled as “Deirdre”

>How do you pronounce Irish name Deirdre?

It is pronounced “deer – dre” or “dare – dreh”

What is the english equivalent names of Deirdre?

There is no English similar name.

Is Deirdre a common name?

No, it is actually a very rare name. While it peaked in Ireland in 1966 ranking #7, it has declined incredibly over the last 60 years. In 2021, Deirdre was used only a handful of times for new baby girls. Source:

Is it Deirdre or Deidre?

It can actually can be either, however Deirdre is somewhat more common. There is a slight pronunciation difference in the two names.