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 girl name Devri.
Deborah is a very popular first name for females (#25 out of 4276, Top 1%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Deborah for girls. Deborah reached its highest rank of #5 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Deborah and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Deborah (#753), Debra, Debrah, Debora, Debi, Debbie, Debbra, Debby and Debbi. (2014 statistics).