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Deborah meaning and name origin
Deborah \d(e)-bo-rah\ as a girl's name is pronounced DEB-er-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Deborah is "bee". Biblical: a prophetess who summoned Barak to battle against an invading army. The victory song she wrote after the battle is part of the Book of Judges. Actresses Deborah Kerr, Debbie Reynolds, Debra Winger, Debra Messing; Olympic figure skater Debi Thomas; TV journalist Deborah Norville.Deborah has 24 variant forms: Deb, Debb, Debbee, Debbera, Debbey, Debbi, Debbie, Debbra, Debby, Debee, Debera, Deberah, Debi, Debor, Debora, Debra, Debrah, Debralee, Debreanna, Debriana, Debs, Devora, Devorah and Dobra.
For more information, see also the related name Devri. Baby names that sound like Deborah are Tiberia and Tyberia.
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Popularity of Deborah
Deborah is a very popular first name for women (#25 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Deborah compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Deborah only.