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What does Deidra mean?

Deidra Pronunciation of Deidra [dei-dra] as a name for girls. The name Deidra means "broken-hearted, sorrowful". Deidra is a version of Deirdre (Irish, Gaelic): also possibly "fear".


Deidra has 6 variants: Deadra, Dedra, Deedra, Deidrie, Diedra and Diedrey.

9 more alternative forms via Deirdre: Dede, Deedee, Deedre, Deidre, Deirdra, Derdre, Didi, Diedre and Dierdre.

Creative forms:
(female) Deida, ..

(male) Deidar, Deidri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Deidra Aitana (D.A.), ..

How popular is Deidra?

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)

Deidra entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #637 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deidra name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Deidra outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Deidra are Deirdre, Deirdra, Diedra, Diedre, Dierdre, Deidre, Dede, Dedra, Deedee, Deedra and Deadra. Other forms, like Deidrie, are uncommon. These relations of Deidra were at the apex of their popularity 55 years ago (usage of 0.1%), but now, forms such as Deirdre have become somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deidra, Deadra, Dede, Dedra, Deedee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deedra, Deidre, Deirdra, Deirdre, Diedra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Diedre, Dierdre in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Deidra and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cedra, Ceira, Daeira, Daira, Deandra, Debbra, Debera, Debora, Debra, Deetra, Deija, Deiondra, Deitra, Delara, Delora, Demitra, Deondra, Deora, Derora, Detria, Devora, Devra, Dextra, Eidra, Fedra, Heida, Jaidra, Keira, Kendra, Leida, Meira, Neddra, Nedra, Needra, Reida, Sidra, Tedra, Veida, Veira and Yeira. These names tend to be less commonly used than Deidra.

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