Deborah

Deborah - A very unique female name



  Dec 12,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Deborah, meaning bee, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #712. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Deborah and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Deborah? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Deborah. The baby girl name Deborah was given to 281 baby girls in 2012, ranking #808 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,029 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Deborah peaked in popularity 64 years ago in 1955 on position 2.



Famous with this name

Déborah François
Deborah Aquila
Deborah Allen


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Deborah is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Deborah is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #327 - and is the least popular in North Carolina at position #1,409.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Deborah is where you live.


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Deborah origin and meaning

Deborah is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means bee. To see famous people named Deborah, pop culture references for the name Deborah and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Deborah

We've found the following names that sound similar to Deborah, sorted by popularity.

Debra / Debora / Debrah / Devorah / Debbra / Devora / Debroah / Debera / Deborha / Deborrah /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012808
2011800
2010780
2009810
2008811
2007786
2006688
2005663
2004657
2003626
2002554
2001543
2000501
1999511
1998473
1997412
1996413
1995399
1994357
1993326
1992305
1991272
1990262
1989250
1988250
1987219
1986204
1985192
1984186
1983172
1982160
1981150
1980146
1979132
1978118
1977109
197696
197586
197468
197356
197243
197133
197033
196927
196827
196722
196615
196513
196412
196313
19629
196110
196010
19599
19587
19576
19564
19552
19543
19533
19524
19514
19507
194915
194830
194762
1946119
1945159
1944168
1943240
1942264
1941260
1940289
1939298
1938306
1937365
1936370
1935401
1934385
1933415
1932468
1931563
1930513
1929554
1928600
1927821
1926746
1925944
1924714
1923711
19221108
1921872
1920868
1919948
1918794
1917792
1916709
1915675
1914705
19131093
1911703
1910712

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts327
New Jersey410
Florida494
New York582
Indiana616
Maryland646
Georgia654
Texas784
Virginia829
Ohio859
Washington863
California887
Michigan887
Colorado924
Missouri983
Illinois1000
Pennsylvania1024
Tennessee1102
Arizona1143
North Carolina1409

Even more about Deborah


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Deborah a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Deborah?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1955
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Deborah
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 5,029
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +281

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