Deborah

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742k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Deborah

"Deborah" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Bee". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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From Hebrew דְבוֹרָה (dvorá), meaning bee.

  1. A judge of Israel; a nurse of Rebecca.
  2. A female given name, popular from the 1940s to the 1970s, first in the USA, then in the UK.

Notable Persons Named Deborah

Debbie Harry is a rock music, new wave music, punk rock, disco, and pop music singer-songwriter, actress, former playboy bunny, and playboy bunny. She has been prominent since 1968. Debbie was given the name Deborah Ann Harry on July 1st, 1945 in Miami, Florida, U.S.

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Debby Ryan is an actress and singer. She has been prominent since 2006. Debby was given the name Deborah Ann Ryan on May 13th, 1993 in Huntsville, Alabama, United States.

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Debbie Rowe is a dermatology nurse, horse breeder, dermatology, and dermatologynurse. Debbie was given the name Deborah Jeanne Rowe on December 6th, 1958 in Spokane, Washington, U.S.

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Deborah Ann Woll is an actress. She was most active from 2007 to present. Deborah was born on February 7th, 1985 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Debbie Gibson is a pop music, dance-pop, and pop rock musician. She plays Piano, Liberace, Baldwin Piano Company, and Vocals. Her ongoing career started in 1986. Debbie was given the name Deborah Ann Gibson on August 31st, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.

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Deborah Kerr was an actress. She was most active from 1940 to 1986. Deborah was given the name Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer on September 30th, 1921 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She breathed her last breath on October 16th, 2007.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Deborah

Deborah is a prophet of god and fourth judge of israel. Deborah is also known as Debora, Débora, and Dvora.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 12 12 0
1881 14 14 0
1882 15 15 0
1883 16 16 0
1884 13 13 0
1885 10 10 0
1886 10 10 0
1887 15 15 0
1888 26 26 0
1889 12 12 0
1890 24 24 0
1891 15 15 0
1892 16 16 0
1893 24 24 0
1894 18 18 0
1895 13 13 0
1896 18 18 0
1897 23 23 0
1898 21 21 0
1899 11 11 0
1900 26 26 0
1901 21 21 0
1902 21 21 0
1903 21 21 0
1904 23 23 0
1905 18 18 0
1906 25 25 0
1907 21 21 0
1908 25 25 0
1909 26 26 0
1910 33 33 0
1911 36 36 0
1912 32 32 0
1913 42 42 0
1914 62 62 0
1915 106 106 0
1916 90 90 0
1917 89 89 0
1918 92 92 0
1919 70 70 0
1920 82 82 0
1921 94 94 0
1922 71 71 0
1923 118 118 0
1924 125 125 0
1925 82 82 0
1926 116 116 0
1927 91 91 0
1928 130 130 0
1929 161 161 0
1930 165 165 0
1931 158 158 0
1932 207 207 0
1933 243 243 0
1934 280 280 0
1935 280 280 0
1936 300 300 0
1937 322 322 0
1938 410 410 0
1939 449 443 6
1940 469 469 0
1941 608 608 0
1942 676 676 0
1943 794 788 6
1944 1,298 1,293 5
1945 1,464 1,464 0
1946 2,480 2,470 10
1947 5,849 5,838 11 #62 girl name
1948 11,271 11,245 26 #30 girl name
1949 19,236 19,208 28 #15 girl name
1950 29,114 29,067 47 #7 girl name
1951 42,122 42,060 62 #4 girl name
1952 49,901 49,808 93 #4 girl name
1953 52,270 52,188 82 #3 girl name
1954 54,765 54,685 80 #3 girl name
1955 52,414 52,314 100 #2 girl name
1956 47,923 47,830 93 #4 girl name
1957 40,146 40,062 84 #6 girl name
1958 33,017 32,940 77 #7 girl name
1959 29,622 29,553 69 #9 girl name
1960 25,329 25,265 64 #10 girl name
1961 24,152 24,095 57 #10 girl name
1962 22,947 22,896 51 #9 girl name
1963 21,114 21,061 53 #13 girl name
1964 19,369 19,306 63 #12 girl name
1965 17,127 17,084 43 #13 girl name
1966 16,296 16,250 46 #15 girl name
1967 14,057 14,007 50 #22 girl name
1968 12,320 12,286 34 #27 girl name
1969 11,219 11,187 32 #27 girl name
1970 9,880 9,852 28 #33 girl name
1971 8,711 8,675 36 #33 girl name
1972 6,299 6,276 23 #43 girl name
1973 5,013 4,983 30 #56 girl name
1974 4,365 4,345 20 #68 girl name
1975 3,430 3,415 15 #86 girl name
1976 3,010 2,993 17 #96 girl name
1977 2,698 2,677 21
1978 2,491 2,479 12
1979 2,194 2,181 13
1980 1,944 1,937 7
1981 1,912 1,905 7
1982 1,851 1,842 9
1983 1,612 1,606 6
1984 1,474 1,468 6
1985 1,408 1,401 7
1986 1,291 1,284 7
1987 1,210 1,203 7
1988 1,056 1,056 0
1989 1,086 1,076 10
1990 1,099 1,094 5
1991 1,015 1,015 0
1992 918 918 0
1993 797 797 0
1994 740 740 0
1995 660 660 0
1996 634 634 0
1997 638 638 0
1998 553 553 0
1999 524 524 0
2000 545 545 0
2001 490 490 0
2002 474 474 0
2003 421 421 0
2004 427 427 0
2005 425 425 0
2006 424 424 0
2007 372 372 0
2008 355 355 0
2009 346 346 0
2010 354 354 0
2011 332 332 0
2012 337 337 0
2013 329 329 0
2014 370 370 0
2015 347 347 0
2016 348 348 0

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Popularity of Deborah as a first name

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Common last names for Deborah

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Clark
  • Baker
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Young
  • Hall

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Deborah U.S.
  White 73.17% 64.26%
  African American 21.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Deborah

People with the last name Deborah are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Deborah

  • How Popular is the name Deborah? Deborah is the 73rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Deborah was the 136,449th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Deborah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 741,667 babies born with the first name Deborah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Deborah to occupy the country of Equatorial Guinea with an estimated population of 740,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Deborah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Deborah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Deborah is Saturday, December 3rd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Deborah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Deborah was in 1954 with a total of 54,685 babies. That's a lot of babies named Deborah!
  • Random Deborah Factoid: According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Deborah ranks 1st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 1,490 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1956.
  • Weird things about the name Deborah: Your name in reverse order is Harobed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Brdehao. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Deborah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 123 people with the last name Deborah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Deborah? Deborah is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
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