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Debra

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How popular is the baby 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 107 107 0
1943 102 102 0
1944 219 219 0
1945 207 207 0
1946 419 419 0
1947 680 680 0
1948 1,125 1,125 0
1949 2,399 2,393 6
1950 6,187 6,178 9 #59 girl name
1951 17,091 17,067 24 #18 girl name
1952 26,867 26,831 36 #9 girl name
1953 36,913 36,862 51 #7 girl name
1954 45,969 45,881 88 #6 girl name
1955 50,616 50,541 75 #4 girl name
1956 48,387 48,298 89 #2 girl name
1957 42,801 42,729 72 #4 girl name
1958 35,603 35,523 80 #6 girl name
1959 31,439 31,372 67 #7 girl name
1960 26,813 26,738 75 #8 girl name
1961 22,204 22,152 52 #13 girl name
1962 20,645 20,600 45 #15 girl name
1963 17,364 17,329 35 #21 girl name
1964 15,379 15,331 48 #24 girl name
1965 13,134 13,098 36 #27 girl name
1966 11,291 11,260 31 #35 girl name
1967 10,243 10,223 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 5,951 5,930 21 #57 girl name
1972 4,678 4,662 16 #66 girl name
1973 3,674 3,657 17 #84 girl name
1974 3,141 3,135 6 #94 girl name
1975 2,453 2,444 9
1976 2,078 2,072 6
1977 1,971 1,964 7
1978 1,874 1,874 0
1979 1,695 1,690 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 1,025 1,020 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 54 54 0
2015 37 37 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Debra baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 551,372 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 50,541 babies. (That's a lot of baby Debras)

According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Debra" ranks #32 in popularity as a baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 87 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1969. Across the entire United States a total of 7,987 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.

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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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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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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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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Other Inspirations for the Name Debra

Debra Antney
Debra Jo Rupp
Debra Lafave
Debra Masser
Debra Lee
Debra Morgan
Debra Harry

Alternative Meanings

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

E is for elegant, born within you.

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

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

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

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Past life for Debra born Feb 1, 1945

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern England approximately on 525. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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