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Baby Name Deirdre

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Meaning of Deirdre - What does the name Deirdre means?
Pronunciation:
deer-dra
Gender: Girl Name
Origin: English
Name Meaning: Of uncertain origin, Deirdre was the name borne by a legendary Irish princess who was betrothed to the king of Ulster, Conchobhar. She eloped, however, to Scotland with her lover, Naoise, who was then treacherously murdered by the king. Deirdre supposedly died of a broken heart. The name might be derived from the Old Irish Derdriu (young girl) or from the Celtic Diedre (fear)
Origins: View this name in other origins - English, Irish
Variants: Deidra, Deirdra, Diedra, Diedre, Dierdre.
Pet forms: Dee
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