Meaning of the English Name Deirdre

Deirdre is a girl’s name that originates from England. The meaning of Deirdre is from the Celtic name Deirdre who was a ‘legend of the sorrows’.

Popularity of the Name Deirdre

One of the names that has interested people throughout time is the name Deirdre. Deirdre was not in the 100 most popular popular baby girls’s name in England in 2013 which is the year of the latest government statistics. However, it has been popular during various periods of time.

The name peaked in the 1960’s with over 160 million babies being named Deirdre. This is one of the names that has slowly lost popularity over time in the UK. The loss of popularity ¬†may be due to the fact it is a strong name but can be difficult for some to say and spell. However, this is a name no doubt will rise in popularity again.

Famous People with the Name

Some of the famous people who have had the name Deirdre include Deirdre Barlow- the popular actress from Coronation Street and Deirdre  Lovejoy the US actress. The name Deirdre is one that is familiar to many English people. It does have a long tradition in England.

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