Pronounced DEER dreh
About the name Deirdre
The name Deirdre probably comes from old Irish for "woman", and has an air of tragedy attached to it. The name derives from Derdriu, the name of a heroine of the Irish Ulster Cycle. She was betrothed to the Irish King Conchobhar who forced her to slay her lover Naoise. She then died of a broken heart.
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