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What does Derdre mean?

Derdre Pronunciation of Derdre [der-dre] as a girls' name means "broken-hearted, sorrowful". Derdre is a variant form of Deirdre (Irish, Gaelic): also possibly "fear".


Derdre has 1 variant: Dierdre.

14 more alternative forms via Deirdre: Deadra, Dede, Dedra, Dee, Deedee, Deedra, Deedre, Deidra, Deidre, Deidrie, Deirdra, Diedra, Diedre and Diedrey.

Creative forms:
(female) Derdri, Dridre, ..

(male) Derde, Derdee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Derdre Emilee (D.E.), ..

How popular is Derdre?

Derdre is an uncommon given name for women. Derdre is an equivalently rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Derdre (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Deirdre, Deirdra, Diedra, Diedre, Dierdre, Deidre, Deidra, Dedra, Dede, Dee, Deedee, Deedra and Deadra. These forms of Derdre were popular as baby names during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.08%), but now, versions such as Deirdre have become somewhat outmoded. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aurore, Berdie, Darbie, Darcie, Darda, Darice, Darnae, Darra, Darsee, Deandra, Deandrea, Deane, Deanne, Debbee, Debbie, Debbra, Debor, Debora, Debra, Dedie, Deeane, Delane, Delara, Delene, Delice, Delie, Deline, Delise, Delora, Denice, Dennie, Denyce, Denyse, Deora, Dereka, Deren, Derhyn, Derine, Derora, Derorit (see Derora), Derrine, Derron, Derry, Deryn, Desaree, Desir, Desire, Desiree, Desiri, Desyre, Devery, Devora, Devra, Devri, Deyse, Dezirae, Dodee, Dorae, Dore, Doree, Dorene, Dorice, Dorie, Dorri, Dorrie, Dorry, Dorsie, Drora, Gerde, Jere, Lenore, Phedre, Tierre, Verde and Verdie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Derdre.

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