Deirdre

First Name
17k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Deirdre mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Deirdre

"Deirdre" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "She who chatters". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

From Irish, from Old Irish Derdriu.

  1. (Irish mythology) The foremost tragic heroine in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Daughter of Fedlimid mac Daill. At birth, Cathbad foretold that she would be very beautiful, but that kings and lords would go to war over her. She committed suicide.
  2. A female given name.
  3. A beautiful, but suicidal woman.

Deirdre was also found in the following language(s): Irish and Scottish Gaelic

Notable Persons Named Deirdre

Pema Chödrön is a religious. She holds the title Bhikkhuni. Pema was given the name Deirdre Blomfield-Brown on July 14th, 1936 in New York City.

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Deirdre Lovejoy is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1990. Deirdre was born on June 30th, 1962 in Abilene, Texas, U.S.

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Deirdre McCloskey is a scientist in the field of economic history. Deirdre was given the name Donald Nansen McCloskey on September 11th, 1942 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Deirdre Bolton is a journalist, news presenter, and news anchor. Deirdre was born on June 1st, 1964 in Newtown, PA, U.S.

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Deirdre Barlow is a soap character.

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How popular is the baby name Deirdre in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1921 6 6 0
1924 8 8 0
1925 5 5 0
1926 8 8 0
1927 6 6 0
1928 10 10 0
1929 5 5 0
1930 15 15 0
1931 17 17 0
1932 17 17 0
1933 12 12 0
1934 12 12 0
1935 28 28 0
1936 17 17 0
1937 17 17 0
1938 17 17 0
1939 15 15 0
1940 32 32 0
1941 37 37 0
1942 37 37 0
1943 29 29 0
1944 67 67 0
1945 78 78 0
1946 121 121 0
1947 150 150 0
1948 142 142 0
1949 129 129 0
1950 145 145 0
1951 137 137 0
1952 193 193 0
1953 181 181 0
1954 186 186 0
1955 207 207 0
1956 274 274 0
1957 300 300 0
1958 272 272 0
1959 378 378 0
1960 568 568 0
1961 795 795 0
1962 747 747 0
1963 677 677 0
1964 722 722 0
1965 544 544 0
1966 561 561 0
1967 508 508 0
1968 563 563 0
1969 631 631 0
1970 523 523 0
1971 454 454 0
1972 354 354 0
1973 319 319 0
1974 303 303 0
1975 258 258 0
1976 268 268 0
1977 229 229 0
1978 207 207 0
1979 208 208 0
1980 241 241 0
1981 211 211 0
1982 265 265 0
1983 206 206 0
1984 183 183 0
1985 191 191 0
1986 188 188 0
1987 212 212 0
1988 177 177 0
1989 175 175 0
1990 186 186 0
1991 162 162 0
1992 134 134 0
1993 140 140 0
1994 112 112 0
1995 114 114 0
1996 109 109 0
1997 75 75 0
1998 79 79 0
1999 94 94 0
2000 82 82 0
2001 71 71 0
2002 59 59 0
2003 58 58 0
2004 70 70 0
2005 52 52 0
2006 42 42 0
2007 44 44 0
2008 29 29 0
2009 37 37 0
2010 27 27 0
2011 22 22 0
2012 20 20 0
2013 21 21 0
2014 24 24 0
2015 27 27 0
2016 20 20 0
2017 13 13 0

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Popularity of Deirdre as a first name

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Common last names for Deirdre

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Fun Facts about the name Deirdre

  • What name lists does Deirdre rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Deirdre? Deirdre is the 1,850th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Deirdre have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,721 babies born with the first name Deirdre in the United States. That's more than enough people named Deirdre to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Deirdre? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Deirdre first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Deirdre is Tuesday, August 8th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Deirdre born? The highest recorded use of the first name Deirdre was in 1961 with a total of 795 babies.
  • Random Deirdre Factoid: According to the 1951 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Deirdre is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 13 babies in California have the same name as you in 1951.
  • Weird things about the name Deirdre: Your name in reverse order is Erdried. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eerdidr. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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