Deborah

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Deborah
Deborah.jpg
The prophetess Deborah as imagined by Gustave Doré.
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/NameHebrew
MeaningBee
Other names
Nickname(s)Deb, Debby,
Related namesDeb, Debby, Debbie, Debra

Deborah (also spelled Debra) is a female name. It is used a lot in some countries. The name comes from a Hebrew word for the bee. This name was used by a prophet woman inside the Old Testament Book of Judges. In the United States, Deborah itself was most popular for females born between 1950 and 1970. It ranked number 25 for 1990, although it is now less popular. Its variant forms Debra, Debby and Debbie have been used for Atlantic tropical cyclones. Famous people with the name include Debbie Allen and Debbie Gibson.