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What does Debbie mean?

Debbie Pronunciation of Debbie [deb-bie] as a name for girls has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of Debbie is "bee". Debbie is a version of Deborah (Hebrew).

Associated with: bee.


Debbie has 6 variants: Debbee, Debbey, Debbi, Debby, Debee and Debi.

10 more alternative forms via Deborah: Deb, Debb, Debbera, Debbra, Debera, Debor, Debora, Debra, Debrah and Debs.

Creative forms:
(female) Delbie, Tabie, ..

(male) Debey, Debo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Debbie Amaya (D.A.), ..

How popular is Debbie?

Debbie is a very prominent first name for women (#141 out of 4276, Top 3%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#136783 out of 150436, Top 91%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Debbie reached its top position of #52 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Deborah (#806 in recent rankings), Debora, Debra, Debrah, Debi, Debera, Debbi, Debbra, Debby and Deb are the popular varying forms of Debbie. Other variants, like Debb, are seldom used. These relations of Debbie reached the height of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (median #530) and are now much less widespread.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Debbie, Deb, Debbi, Debbra, Debby in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Debera, Debi, Debora, Deborah, Debra, Debrah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abbie, Aubrie, Babbie, Beatie, Bekkie, Bennie, Berdie, Bertie, Bobbie, Celie, Dabnie, Daffie, Daisie, Darbie, Darrbie (see Darby), Decia, Dedie, Deelia, Delaine, Delane, Delene, Delfin, Delice, Delie, Delise, Deliz, Delline, Delyse, Demee, Demi, Demie, Denae, Denise, Denize, Denni, Dennie, Deonne, Desire, Devi, Docie, Dodie, Dorrie, Doxie, Dustie, Gabbie, Genie, Gennie, Gerrie, Hennie, Henrie, Hepsie, Hettie, Ibbie, Jeanie, Jemmie, Jessie, Keelie, Kerrie, Kessie, Leonie, Lettie, Libbie, Meggie, Neddie, Nettie, Quenbie, Rebbie, Rennie, Robbie, Seelie, Selbie, Tabbie, Tibbie, Vernie and Wendie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Debbie.

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