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What does Debby mean?

Debby Pronunciation of Debby as a name for girls is of Hebrew origin, and the name Debby means "bee". Debby is an alternate form of Deborah (Hebrew).




VARIANTS Debi, Debee, Debbie, Debbi, Debbey, Debbee

OTHER FORMS VIA DEBORAH Deb, Debb, Debbera, Debbra, Debera, Debor, Debora, Debra, Debrah, Debs, Dobra

(female) Daby, ..

(male) Debda, ..

Debby Celeste (D.C.), ..

How popular is Debby?

Debby is a very prominent first name for females (#1092 out of 4276, Top 26%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Debby entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #424 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Debby ranked in the Top 2000 are Deb, Debbi, Debbie, Debbra, Debera, Debi, Debora, Deborah (#779 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Debra and Debrah. Other forms, like Debor, are uncommon. These relations of Debby were favored by parents 7 decades ago (USAGE OF 4.59%) and have become significantly less widespread since (USAGE 0.02%, 100%), with versions like Debra becoming less in vogue.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Abby, Bobby, Dabny (see Dabney), Darby, Delly, Delmy, Denay, Deney, Denny, Derry, Kelby, Libby, Robby, Selby, Tabby and Tibby. These names tend to be less frequently used than Debby.

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