Deidre is a feminine name of Irish origin that is sure to help baby appreciate mythology. A variant spelling of Deirdre, this name translates to “broken-hearted” or “sorrowful,” and refers to the tragic heroine in Irish mythology. Dierdre, known as “Dierdre of the Sorrows,” lives a life involving a dangerous prophecy, arranged marriages, fatal fights, and death by a broken heart. If you appreciate the power of stories—or tend to lean toward the macabre—and want to inspire baby to do the same, Deidre definitely does the job.
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