Deirdre is the name of a tragic heroine in Irish legend, which is why she's known as Deirdre of the Sorrows. Before she was born her beauty was foretold by a druid, a beauty that would only bring strife and sorrow as kings and lords would go to war over her. King Conchobhar (Connor) decided to … Continue reading Deirdre



Tristan is the Old French form of Drustan,  a Pictish diminutive of Drust likely derived from Celtic drest meaning "riot" or "tumult", possibly in reference to the noise of the "clanking of swords". The spelling was changed to resemble the French word triste meaning "sad, sorrowful", likely because of the tragic affair of Tristan and Isolde- they fell in love after drinking … Continue reading Tristan


Ruth is a Hebrew female name of uncertain origin though the most popular theory is that it is linked to Hebrew re'ut meaning "companion" or "friend", though other possible theories include: "refreshment", "appearance, beauty", and "pasture". Ruth may also be related to Middle English word ruthe or reuth meaning "pity, compassion", "sorrow, grief" derived from Old Norse hryggð (sorrow, grief). Ruth is also a … Continue reading Ruth


Origin: Spanish Meaning: a variant form of Spanish feminine name Dolores meaning "sorrows", taken from the Spanish title La Virgen María de los Dolores meaning "The Virgen Mary of Sorrows". Variants: Dolores (Spanish, English) Delores (English) Deloris (English) Dolors (Catalan) Dores (Portuguese, Galician) Addolorata (Italian) Dolorès (French) Lola (Spanish & English diminutive of Dolores) Lolita (Spanish & … Continue reading Delora