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What does Debora mean?

Debora Pronunciation of Debora [deb-o-ra] as a girls' name is a Hebrew name, and the meaning of Debora is "bee". Debora is a version of Deborah (Hebrew).

Associated with: bee.


Debora has 3 variants: Debbera, Debera and Deberah.

17 more alternative forms via Deborah: Deb, Debb, Debbee, Debbey, Debbi, Debbie, Debbra, Debby, Debee, Debi, Debor, Debra, Debrah, Debs, Devora, Devorah and Dobra.

Creative forms:
(female) Debtra, Dexora, ..

(male) Debode, ..

Middle name pairings:
Debora Cayla (D.C.), ..

How popular is Debora?

Debora is a very prominent first name for women (#580 out of 4276, Top 14%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#86992 out of 150436, Top 58%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Debora was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #209 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Debora are Deb, Debbi, Debbie, Debbra, Debby, Debera, Debi, Deborah (#806 the previous year), Debra, Debrah and Devorah. Other forms, like Debbey, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Debora was at its peak during 1950-1959 (median #652) and is now much diminished (#1900, 100%).

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Debrah, Devorah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Deadra, Dedra, Deedra, Deetra, Deidra, Deitra, Delara, Delora, Deloria, Demona, Deona, Deora, Derora, Devery, Devona, Devra, Devri, Dextra, Dinora, Dora, Drora, Fedora, Leeora, Lenora, Leora, Medora, Menora, Nehora, Sebra, Temora, Tesora and Velora. These names tend to be less commonly used than Debora.

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