Infographic of Deborah name meaning, which is The prophetess.” An allusion to the bee, the symbol of prophecy in ancient Greece, based on the Hebrew deborah, a bee.
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Deborah Name Popularity

How popular is the name Deborah? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 707 11 0.0031%
1911 703 12 0.0032%
1912 0 0%
1913 1,039 6 0.0011%
1914 698 34 0.0049%
1915 664 60 0.0066%
1916 697 56 0.0058%
1917 793 40 0.004%
1918 782 46 0.0043%
1919 917 28 0.0027%
1920 854 38 0.0034%
1921 866 40 0.0035%
1922 1,082 20 0.0018%
1923 701 71 0.0063%
1924 706 72 0.0062%
1925 922 32 0.0028%
1926 736 60 0.0055%
1927 805 46 0.0042%
1928 592 96 0.009%
1929 544 112 0.0108%
1930 506 132 0.0126%
1931 554 97 0.0098%
1932 467 148 0.015%
1933 412 202 0.0217%
1934 383 235 0.0243%
1935 398 221 0.0227%
1936 368 254 0.0264%
1937 364 272 0.0276%
1938 304 372 0.0363%
1939 297 380 0.0374%
1940 288 432 0.0406%
1941 261 572 0.0508%
1942 266 632 0.05%
1943 242 759 0.0581%
1944 168 1,271 0.1026%
1945 159 1,439 0.118%
1946 119 2,450 0.166%
1947 62 5,834 0.3495%
1948 30 11,244 0.7043%
1949 15 19,208 1.1941%
1950 7 29,064 1.8051%
1951 4 42,050 2.4801%
1952 4 49,825 2.8544%
1953 3 52,188 2.9488%
1954 3 54,683 2.9914%
1955 2 52,317 2.8443%
1956 4 47,831 2.5325%
1957 6 40,070 2.0823%
1958 7 32,935 1.7426%
1959 9 29,552 1.5554%
1960 10 25,264 1.3334%
1961 10 24,092 1.2761%
1962 9 22,897 1.2472%
1963 13 21,061 1.1733%
1964 12 19,306 1.0968%
1965 13 17,083 1.0446%
1966 15 16,250 1.0408%
1967 22 14,006 0.9229%
1968 27 12,286 0.8182%
1969 27 11,189 0.7263%
1970 33 9,849 0.6189%
1971 33 8,673 0.5772%
1972 43 6,274 0.4606%
1973 56 4,982 0.3843%
1974 68 4,341 0.334%
1975 86 3,413 0.2656%
1976 96 2,985 0.2316%
1977 109 2,666 0.1978%
1978 118 2,473 0.1839%
1979 132 2,165 0.1535%
1980 146 1,924 0.1316%
1981 150 1,891 0.1286%
1982 160 1,829 0.1224%
1983 172 1,593 0.108%
1984 186 1,451 0.0975%
1985 192 1,384 0.0912%
1986 204 1,264 0.0837%
1987 219 1,184 0.0776%
1988 250 1,026 0.0658%
1989 250 1,038 0.0643%
1990 262 1,060 0.064%
1991 272 984 0.0604%
1992 305 884 0.0554%
1993 327 764 0.049%
1994 357 704 0.0459%
1995 401 619 0.0411%
1996 413 584 0.039%
1997 412 598 0.0404%
1998 473 506 0.0338%
1999 509 469 0.0313%
2000 501 502 0.0329%
2001 543 443 0.0294%
2002 553 444 0.0296%
2003 625 384 0.0252%
2004 653 372 0.0244%
2005 658 376 0.0246%
2006 682 371 0.0237%
2007 772 323 0.0205%
2008 794 308 0.0199%
2009 795 299 0.02%
2010 768 306 0.0212%
2011 782 289 0.0203%
2012 782 284 0.0199%
2013 800 271 0.019%
2014 736 317 0.0218%
2015 760 306 0.021%
2016 766 305 0.0212%
2017 741 302 0.0216%
2018 734 297 0.0216%
2019 819 249 0.0184%

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Names Like Deborah

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What names are diminutives of Deborah?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Deborah sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Deborah, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Debby

Bee

Hebrew


What names are variants of Deborah?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Deborah.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Deb

Bee

Hebrew

Debb

Bee

Hebrew

Debbee

Bee

Hebrew

Debbera

Bee

Hebrew

Debbey

Bee

Hebrew

Debbi

Bee

Hebrew

Debbie

Bee

Hebrew

#3,087 (0.0004%)  
Debbra

Bee

Hebrew

Debby

Bee

Hebrew

Debee

Bee

Hebrew

Debera

Bee

Hebrew

Deberah

Bee

Hebrew

Debi

Bee

Hebrew

Debor

Bee

Hebrew

Debora

Bee

Hebrew

#1,772 (0.0032%)  
Debra

Bee

Hebrew

#2,446 (0.0012%)  
Debrah

Bee

Hebrew

Debralee

Bee

Hebrew

Debreanna

Bee

Hebrew

Debriana

Bee

Hebrew

Debs

Bee

Hebrew

Devora

Bee

Hebrew

#1,697 (0.0036%)  
Devorah

Bee

Hebrew

#1,164 (0.0087%)  
Dobra

Bee

Hebrew


What names sound like Deborah?

If you like how Deborah sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Deborah.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Tiberia

The river Tiber

Latin

Tyberia

The river Tiber

Latin


What names are similar to Deborah?

Find a name that’s like Deborah, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Devri

Hebrew


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1 Comment

  1. Deborah is a biblical name. She was a prophetess and a very strong woman during her time. I love the name.


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