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551k
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since 1880

Debra

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Bee
  • #108 All Time
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741k Deborah (Hebrew)
29k Debora (Hebrew)
< 1k Devoria (Hebrew)

How popular is the name "Debra" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1914 5 5 0
1915 9 9 0
1916 5 5 0
1917 7 7 0
1918 9 9 0
1919 7 7 0
1920 7 7 0
1922 5 5 0
1923 10 10 0
1924 8 8 0
1925 11 11 0
1926 12 12 0
1927 12 12 0
1928 12 12 0
1929 17 17 0
1930 17 17 0
1931 16 16 0
1932 26 26 0
1933 37 37 0
1934 51 51 0
1935 52 52 0
1936 56 56 0
1937 79 79 0
1938 60 60 0
1939 75 75 0
1940 85 85 0
1941 98 98 0
1942 108 108 0
1943 102 102 0
1944 219 219 0
1945 207 207 0
1946 419 419 0
1947 681 681 0
1948 1,125 1,125 0
1949 2,402 2,396 6
1950 6,190 6,181 9 #59 girl name
1951 17,085 17,061 24 #18 girl name
1952 26,871 26,835 36 #9 girl name
1953 36,904 36,853 51 #7 girl name
1954 45,966 45,878 88 #6 girl name
1955 50,615 50,540 75 #4 girl name
1956 48,391 48,302 89 #2 girl name
1957 42,795 42,723 72 #4 girl name
1958 35,601 35,521 80 #6 girl name
1959 31,438 31,371 67 #7 girl name
1960 26,812 26,737 75 #8 girl name
1961 22,203 22,151 52 #13 girl name
1962 20,649 20,604 45 #15 girl name
1963 17,363 17,328 35 #21 girl name
1964 15,378 15,330 48 #24 girl name
1965 13,136 13,100 36 #27 girl name
1966 11,289 11,258 31 #35 girl name
1967 10,244 10,224 20 #38 girl name
1968 9,125 9,093 32 #38 girl name
1969 7,987 7,952 35 #43 girl name
1970 7,222 7,200 22 #47 girl name
1971 5,952 5,931 21 #57 girl name
1972 4,679 4,663 16 #66 girl name
1973 3,674 3,657 17 #84 girl name
1974 3,143 3,137 6 #94 girl name
1975 2,453 2,444 9
1976 2,076 2,070 6
1977 1,971 1,964 7
1978 1,874 1,874 0
1979 1,696 1,691 5
1980 1,558 1,558 0
1981 1,350 1,342 8
1982 1,322 1,313 9
1983 1,092 1,083 9
1984 1,024 1,019 5
1985 915 915 0
1986 776 776 0
1987 641 641 0
1988 616 616 0
1989 555 555 0
1990 543 543 0
1991 477 477 0
1992 353 353 0
1993 357 357 0
1994 308 308 0
1995 258 258 0
1996 226 226 0
1997 213 213 0
1998 206 206 0
1999 187 187 0
2000 164 164 0
2001 143 143 0
2002 140 140 0
2003 123 123 0
2004 132 132 0
2005 103 103 0
2006 118 118 0
2007 120 120 0
2008 88 88 0
2009 81 81 0
2010 73 73 0
2011 64 64 0
2012 66 66 0
2013 47 47 0
2014 53 53 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Debra? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 551,325 babies born with the name Debra in the United States. That's more than enough Debras to occupy the country of Suriname with an estimated population of 534,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Debra" was in 1955 with a total of 50,540 babies. (That's a lot of baby Debras)

According to the 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Debra" ranks #47 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 411 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1970. Across the entire United States a total of 7,222 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Debra" mean? The list below shows the origins of Debra as well as things modernly associated with the name Debra such as celebrities named Debra.

English

Origin and Meaning of Debra

The name "Debra" is of English origin, and it means "Bee". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Debra Messing

Debra Messing is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Debra was born in 1968 as Debra Lynn Messing in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Debra Winger

Debra Winger is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1976 to present. Debra was born in 1955 as Debra Lynn Winger in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, U.S.

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Camryn Manheim

Camryn Manheim is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1983 to present. Camryn was born in 1961 as Debra Frances Manheim in Caldwell, New Jersey, U.S.

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Debra Paget

Debra Paget is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1948 to 1965. Debra was born in 1933 as Debralee Griffin in Denver, Colorado, U.S.

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Debbe Dunning

Debbe Dunning is an actress, model, and spokesperson with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1988 to present. Debbe was born in 1966 as Debra Dunning in Burbank, California, U.S.

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Madusa

Madusa is a professional wrestler. Madusa was born in 1964 as Debra Lewandowski in Milan, Italy.

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Alternative Meanings

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

B is for befriend, it is so easy for you.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

Your name in reverse order is "Arbed". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rabde". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Debra born Sep 8, 1963

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ontario approximately on 1300. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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