Debra

Debra - A very unique female name



  Jan 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Debra, meaning bee, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1926 on position #1827. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Debra and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Debra? 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 Debra. The baby girl name Debra was given to 10 baby girls in 2012, ranking #3959 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 141,325 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Debra peaked in popularity 63 years ago in 1956 on position 2.



Famous with this name

Debra Messing
Debra Hale
Debra Winger


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Debra is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Debra is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #3,294 - and is the least popular in California at position #3,650.

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 Debra is where you live.


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Debra origin and meaning

Debra is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means bee. To see famous people named Debra, pop culture references for the name Debra and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Debra

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

Deborah / 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
20123959
20113322
20102830
20092592
20082229
20071976
20061777
20051717
20041489
20031670
20021458
20011514
20001256
19991084
19981003
1997968
1996899
1995776
1994699
1993633
1992641
1991487
1990450
1989438
1988390
1987367
1986307
1985275
1984245
1983229
1982209
1981201
1980177
1979166
1978148
1977146
1976134
1975114
197494
197384
197266
197157
197047
196943
196838
196738
196635
196527
196424
196321
196215
196113
19608
19597
19586
19574
19562
19554
19546
19537
19529
195118
195059
1949134
1948218
1947301
1946367
1945523
1944514
1943773
1942745
1941741
1940883
1939812
1938924
1937909
19361157
19351070
1934975
19331608
19321666
19261827

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas3294
California3650

Even more about Debra


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 Debra 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 Debra?

2 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
1956
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Debra
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 141,325
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1926
2012 births +10

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