User comments for Deirdre (Meaning / History Only)

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
Deirdre is also known as 'Deirdre Of The Sorrows'.
cyndi  3/23/2005
Means "sorrow" or "dear little wanderer".
Dear little wanderer  12/15/2005
Deirdre means "she who causes sorrow and pain" in Gaelic.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2007
Derdriu is a very old spelling on the name Deirdre.
AndrewJKD  4/6/2008
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

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