Meaning and name origin
Debra \d(e)-bra, deb-ra\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Debra is "bee". Debra is a variant of Deborah (Hebrew); biblical: a prophetess who summoned Barak to battle against an invading army.
Debra is a very popular first name for females (#39 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 Debra for girls. Debra reached its highest rank of #7 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Debra and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Deborah (#753), Debrah, Debra and Debbra. (2014 statistics).