What does Debby mean?
Debby /deb-by/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Debby for girls. Debby entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #417 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent varying forms of Debby ranked in the Top 1000 are Debbi, Debbie, Debbra, Debi, Debora, Deborah (#753 the previous year), Debra and Debrah. Forms like Devora are uncommon. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.5753%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.0274%, ▼95.2%), with the versions Debbie, Debby, Debora, Deborah and Debra falling out of style. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Debby and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)