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What does Debby mean?

Debby [deb-by] as a name for girls is of Hebrew origin, and the name Debby means "bee". Debby is an alternate form of Deborah (Hebrew) with the suffix -y.

Associated with: bee.


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

Debby has 11 more different relations via Deborah: Deb, Debb, Debbera, Debbra, Debera, Debor, Debora, Debra, Debrah, Debs and Dobra.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Daby, Doby, ..

(male) Debda, Debna, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Debby for girls. 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Prominent varying forms of Debby ranked in the Top 2000 are Deb, Debbi, Debbie, Debbra, Debera, Debi, Debora, Deborah (#753 from current records), Debra and Debrah. Other forms, like Debor, are uncommon. These relations of Debby were favored by parents 6 decades ago (usage of 6.88%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.02%, 100%), with versions like Debby 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 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.