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Debra

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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

Fun Facts about the name Debra

  • How many people with the first name Debra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 551,372 babies born with the first name Debra in the United States. That's more than enough people named Debra to occupy the country of Suriname with an estimated population of 534,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Debra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Debra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Debra is Wednesday, March 3rd, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Debra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Debra was in 1955 with a total of 50,541 babies. That's a lot of babies named Debra!
  • Random Debra Factoid: According to the 1972 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Debra ranks 73rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 57 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1972.
  • Weird things about the name Debra: Your name in reverse order is Arbed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ebdar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Debra? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 194 people with the last name Debra.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Debra? Debra is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Popularity of Debra as a first name

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Popularity of Debra as a last name

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Common last names for Debra

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Miller
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Harris
  • Clark

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Debra U.S.
  White 73.20% 64.26%
  African American 17.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Debra

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

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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.

Wiktionary

A spelling variant of Deborah first used in the 20th century.

  1. A female given name popular in the 1950s and the 1960s.

Notable Persons With the Name Debra

Debra Messing

Debra Messing is an actress. She was most prominent from 1994 to present. Debra was given the name Debra Lynn Messing on August 15th, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Debra Winger

Debra Winger is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1976. Debra was given the name Debra Lynn Winger on May 16th, 1955 in , U.S.

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Debra Jo Rupp

Debra Jo Rupp is an actress. She has been prominent since 1980. Debra was born on February 24th, 1951 in Glendale, California, U.S.

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Debra Marshall

Debra Marshall is a wrestler. Debra was born on March 2nd, 1960 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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Debbe Dunning

Debbe Dunning is an actor, model (people), spokesperson, actress, and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Debbe was given the name Debra Dunning on July 11th, 1966 in Burbank, California.

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Debra Lafave

Debra Lafave is a criminal.

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  • Debra Paget
    (actress)
  • Debra Morgan
    (lieutenant)
  • Camryn Manheim
    (actress)
  • Debra Wilson
    (actress)
  • Debra Monk
    (actress)
  • Debra McGrath
    (actress/comedian)
  • Debra L. Lee
    (businesswoman)
  • Debbie McGee
    (radio presenter)
  • Debra Stephenson
    (actress)
  • Debra Granik
    (film director)
  • Debra Ann H. Lehrmann
    (lawyer)
  • Debra Bowen
    (Secretary of State of California)
  • Debra Ann Fischer
    (scientist)
  • Debra Burlingame
    (flight attendant)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Debra

Debra

Debra is a pop music, rhythm, and blues musician.

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What does the name Debra mean?

Dis for dashing, the romantic you!

Eis for elate, you make others happy.

Bis for beauty, that comes from within.

Ris for relish, you seek a challenge.

Ais for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

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Sources: 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). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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