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Girl Name: Deborah

Name: Deborah
Pronunciation: \d(e)-bo-rah\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: bee
Origin: Hebrew
Related Names: Devri
Sounds Like: Tiberia, Tyberia
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, Dobra
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 25

Description

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.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Deborah.

Popularity

Deborah is a very popular first name for women (#25 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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