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Deborah /deb-o-rah/ as a girls' 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 variants: 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.

Related girl name: Devri.

Kreatif forms: Daborah, Diborah, Douborah. [more]

pinHow popular is Deborah?

Deborah is a very prominent first name for females (#25 out of 4276, Top 1%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#105905 out of 150436, Top 70%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Deborah for girls. Deborah reached its highest position of #5 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is at #753 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Deborah name in U.S.

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

Debra, Debrah, Debora, Debi, Debbie, Debbra, Debby and Debbi are the prominent alternative forms of Deborah (#753 last year). These relations of Deborah reached the height of their popularity in the 1950s (average #424) and have become much less conventional since (#972, 95.2% less), with versions like Debora falling out of style.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Deborah, Debbi, Debbie, Debbra, Debby in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Debi, Debora, Debra, Debrah in U.S.

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

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Suggested similar baby names are Anorah, Dakotah, Darah, Darrah, Deadra, Debonair, Dedra, Deedra, Deetra, Deidra, Deijah, Deitra, Dejah, Delilah, Delora, Delores, Deloria, Deloris, Demaras, Demona, Demonah, Denah, Deona, Deora, Derora, Derorit, Derran, Desarae, Deseray, Desirae, Desirat, Desiray, Devona, Devra, Dextra, Dezirae, Deziray, Dimonah, Dinora, Dinorah, Dora, Dorae, Dorah, Doran, Drora, Drorah, Eliorah, Honorah, Jorah, Kefirah, Kendrah, Keturah, Lenorah, Leorah, Lorah, Medorah, Meerah, Menorah, Merah, Morah, Neomah, Norah, Perah, Qeturah, Rebakah, Rebecah, Rebekah, Sabrah, Sebinah, Serah, Terah, Terrah, Wenonah, Ziporah and Zorah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Deborah.