Debra

First Name
551k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
194
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Debra mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Debra

"Debra" is a name 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 Named Debra

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

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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 is a criminal.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Debra

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

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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 74 74 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 2,398 2,392 6
1950 6,189 6,180 9 #59 girl name
1951 17,090 17,066 24 #18 girl name
1952 26,872 26,837 35 #9 girl name
1953 36,907 36,856 51 #7 girl name
1954 45,974 45,886 88 #6 girl name
1955 50,630 50,555 75 #4 girl name
1956 48,388 48,299 89 #2 girl name
1957 42,810 42,738 72 #4 girl name
1958 35,597 35,517 80 #6 girl name
1959 31,439 31,372 67 #7 girl name
1960 26,812 26,737 75 #8 girl name
1961 22,203 22,151 52 #13 girl name
1962 20,641 20,596 45 #15 girl name
1963 17,368 17,333 35 #21 girl name
1964 15,380 15,332 48 #24 girl name
1965 13,134 13,098 36 #27 girl name
1966 11,292 11,260 32 #35 girl name
1967 10,241 10,221 20 #38 girl name
1968 9,125 9,093 32 #38 girl name
1969 7,985 7,950 35 #43 girl name
1970 7,221 7,199 22 #47 girl name
1971 5,951 5,930 21 #57 girl name
1972 4,681 4,665 16 #66 girl name
1973 3,669 3,652 17 #84 girl name
1974 3,140 3,134 6 #94 girl name
1975 2,452 2,443 9
1976 2,077 2,071 6
1977 1,969 1,962 7
1978 1,875 1,875 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 1,093 1,084 9
1984 1,025 1,020 5
1985 916 916 0
1986 776 776 0
1987 641 641 0
1988 618 618 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 67 67 0
2013 47 47 0
2014 54 54 0
2015 38 38 0
2016 53 53 0
2017 44 44 0

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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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Fun Facts about the name Debra

  • What name lists does Debra rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Debra? Debra is the 114th most popular name of all time. As a last name Debra was the 94,311th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Debra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 551,485 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 50,555 babies. That's a lot of babies named Debra!
  • Random Debra Factoid: According to the 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Debra ranks 28th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 40 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1965.
  • 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 Earbd. 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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  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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