Meaning of the Irish name Deirdre. Listen and learn how to pronounce Deirdre so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.
MEANING: The most beautiful woman in ancient Ireland, she was bethrothed to the High King Conchobhar Mac Nessa but she fell in love with his nephew Naoise. Deirdre and Naoise eloped to Scotland where they lived a blissful exile for many years. By offering forgiveness, Conchobhar tricked them into returning to Ulster where Naoise was slain by the jealous Conchobhar. Deirdre threw herself from Conchobhar’s chariot rather than live with the man who had caused Naoise’s death. It was said that her grave was near to Naoise’s and that a yew tree grew from each plot. The yew trees grew toward one another till their branches intertwined, joining the two lovers even after death.
GENDER: Girl | Female
IRISH NAME: Deirdre
PRONUNCIATION: deer + dre" or “dare + dreh"
AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Deirdre and read along with the meaning)