Meaning and Name Origin
Deidra \de(id)-ra\ as a name for girls. The name Deidra means "broken-hearted, sorrowful". Deidra is a derivative of Deirdre (Irish, Gaelic): also possibly "fear" or "raging woman". Slightly uncommon as a name for kids.
Deidra is a very prominent first name for females (#1012 out of 4276, Top 24%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Deidra for girls. Deidra entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #649 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Deidra and related names. Popular varying forms of Deidra are Deidre, Deirdre, Deedee, Dee and Dedra. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1960-1969 and are now much less popular, with the forms Deirdre, Deidre, Deidra and Dee becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)