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What does Debi mean?

Debi Pronunciation of Debi [de-bi] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and the name Debi means "bee". Debi is a variant form of Deborah (Hebrew).

Associated with: bee.


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

10 more alternative forms via Deborah: Deb, Debb, Debbra, Debera, Debor, Debora, Debra, Debrah, Debs and Dobra.

Creative forms:
(female) Debiee, Dobi, ..

(male) Deby, Dedo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Debi Jazzlyn (D.J.), ..

How popular is Debi?

Debi is a very popular first name for women (#1442 out of 4276, Top 34%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Debi was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #696 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Debi listed in the Top 2000 are Deborah (#806 from recent data), Debora, Debra, Debrah, Debera, Debbi, Debbie, Debbra, Debby and Deb. Other forms, like Debee, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Debi was at its highest 7 decades ago (usage of 6.9%) and has become much diminished since, with versions like Debora becoming somewhat outmoded.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abbi, Abebi, Abi, Bibi, Bobi, Dai, Dani, Dari, De-, Dea, Decia, Dede, Dedie, Dee, Deja, Deka, Del, Dela, Delia, Delie, Delis, Deliz, Dell, Delli, Delmi, Demi, Demia, Demie, Dena, Dene, Deni, Denia, Denni, Deon, Desir, Deva, Devi, Devin, Devri, Deyci, Deysi, Di, Didi, Dodi, Dori, Gabi, Jobi, Robi, Rubi and Tobi. These names tend to be less commonly used than Debi.

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