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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A young woman making her debut into society


  1. Abbreviated form of the female given name Deborah.

Notable Persons Named Deb

Deb Barma is a Member of Parliament and Parliament of India. Deb was born on March 28th, 1948 in Kolkata.


Deb Fischer is an office holder. Deb was born on March 1st, 1951 in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Deb Mukherjee is an actor.


Deb Lacusta is an actor, voice acting, comedian, actress, voice actress, and comedienne. She was most active from 2000 to present. Deb was given the name Deborah Lacusta in 1958 in Detroit.


Deb Talan is an indie folk and pop-folk singer-songwriter. She plays Guitar and Vocals. Her ongoing career started in 1994. Deb was given the name Deborah Ruth Talan on January 27th, 1968.


Deb Matthews is a Deputy Premier of Ontario. Deb was born in London, Ontario.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Deb

Debbie was born in 1970.


Linnea was born on July 23rd, 1977.


Joy was born on January 14th, 1979.


Sanjoy is a progressive house, electro house, bollywood, and dubstep musician. He was most prominent from 2011 to present. Sanjoy was given the name Sanjoy Deb on December 18th, 1991 in Dhaka.


Kalyanmoy Deb is a scientist in the fields of multi-objective optimization and evolutionary algorithm. Kalyanmoy was born in Tripura.


He passed away in 1867.


How popular is the baby name Deb in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1953 7 7 0
1954 24 24 0
1955 32 32 0
1956 64 64 0
1957 172 172 0
1958 236 236 0
1959 236 236 0
1960 201 201 0
1961 144 144 0
1962 104 104 0
1963 81 81 0
1964 61 61 0
1965 36 36 0
1966 17 17 0
1967 12 12 0
1969 11 11 0
1971 7 7 0
1972 5 5 0

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Popularity of Deb as a first name

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Popularity of Deb as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Deb U.S.
  White 12.07% 64.26%
  African American 2.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 81.03% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.72% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.01% 16.26%

Of Last Name Deb

People with the last name Deb are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Deb

  • How Popular is the name Deb? Deb is the 8,319th most popular name of all time. As a last name Deb was the 32,935th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Deb have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,450 babies born with the first name Deb in the United States. That's more than enough people named Deb to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Deb? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Deb first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Deb is Wednesday, August 8th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Deb born? The highest recorded use of the first name Deb was in 1958 with a total of 236 babies.
  • Random Deb Factoid: According to the 1957 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Deb is not a popular baby girl's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1957.
  • Weird things about the name Deb: Your name in reverse order is Bed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Edb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Deb? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 696 people with the last name Deb.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Deb? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Deb as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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