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What does Debby mean?

Debby Pronunciation of 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).

Associated with: bee.


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

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

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

(male) Debda, Debna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Debby Evelynn (D.E.), ..

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. (2015 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?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Debby ranked in the Top 2000 are Deb, Debbi, Debbie, Debbra, Debera, Debi, Debora, Deborah (#806 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 6.88%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.01%, 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.

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