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What does Diedre mean?

Diedre Pronunciation of Diedre [diedre] as a name for girls. The meaning of the name Diedre is "broken-hearted, sorrowful". Diedre is an alternate spelling of Deirdre (Irish, Gaelic): also possibly "fear".


Diedre has 2 variants: Deedre and Deidre.

14 more different relations via Deirdre: Deadra, Dede, Dedra, Dee, Deedee, Deedra, Deidra, Deidrie, Deirdra, Derdre, Didi, Diedra, Diedrey and Dierdre.

Creative forms:
(female) Didre, Dodre, ..

(male) Diede, Diedor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Diedre Harriet (D.H.), ..

How popular is Diedre?

Diedre is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2879 out of 4276, Top 67%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Diedre entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #1476 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Diedre are Deirdre, Deirdra, Diedra, Dierdre, Deidre, Deidra, Dedra, Dede, Dee, Deedee, Deedra and Deadra. Other variants, like Derdre, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Diedre reached its highest in the 1960s (usage of 0.08%), but now, versions such as Deidre have become somewhat outmoded.

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

Diedre is pronounced similarly to Didiere. Other recommended names are Andre, Chere, Daeira, Deane, Debee, Debra, Dedie, Deeane, Deetra, Delie, Delle, Demee, Demie, Denae, Dene, Deora, Deren, Derry, Desire, Desme, Desyre, Devra, Devri, Deyse, Diandra, Diandre, Diane, Dianne, Dido, Diedrika (see Didrika), Diella, Dielle, Dinae, Dinelle, Dinnie, Dinora, Diondra, Dione, Dionne, Dior, Divine, Dixee, Dixie, Dodee, Dodie, Dore, Dreda, Eire, Fiore, Ginevre, Jere, Phaedre, Phedre, Pipere, Tiare, Tierre and Vere. These names tend to be less commonly used than Diedre.

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