What does Debbie mean?
Debbie /deb-bie/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls. Debbie's root is Hebrew, and the meaning of Debbie is "bee". Debbie is a version of Deborah (Hebrew) with the suffix -ie.
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)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Debbie for girls. Debbie was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #52 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Debbie and affiliated names. Deborah (#753 in 2014), Debra, Debrah, Debora, Debi, Debbra, Debby and Debbi are the popular varying forms of Debbie. Variants like Debbee are seldom used. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.5753%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.0274%, ▼95.2%), with the versions Debby, Debbie, Debora, Debra and Deborah falling out of style. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Rebbie. This name tends to be less commonly used than Debbie.