User comments for Deirdre (Meaning / History Only)

Seems someone is obsessed with inventing "to cause sorrow" as the meaning for this gorgeous name, so very musical and beautiful you must be jealous. It is pronounced Deer- (like a doe) drah and is so beautiful and it most certainly does not mean "wanderer or sorrowful" it means wise girl in Gaelic. Sorrowful and wanderer came from the folktale connotation and are both linguistically inaccurate.
― Anonymous User  6/10/2018
My name's Deirdre, and I'm half-Irish living in Ireland for most of my life. It is speculated that the name means "sorrow", but only because it's associated with the Legend. No one actually knows the true meaning of it. I love my name because it is a pure Celtic name. Although most people misspell it. :)
wendigo  5/28/2009
Derdriu is a very old spelling on the name Deirdre.
AndrewJKD  4/6/2008
Deirdre means "she who causes sorrow and pain" in Gaelic.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2007
Means "sorrow" or "dear little wanderer".
Dear little wanderer  12/15/2005
Deirdre is also known as 'Deirdre Of The Sorrows'.
cyndi  3/23/2005
I was able to locate a professor at a Valdosta State University who speaks Gaelic fluently and has studied the orgin of Gaelic words for over 10 years. According to her and her academic contacts and sources, the meaning of the name is no mystery at all. It means Mysterious and Sorrowful. I also cross-checked the name in a number of origin books on the subject and found them to be correct.
― Anonymous User  12/6/2004

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