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Debbie is a more youthful and fun alternative to Deborah. It was once a top 20 name in America in the mid-twentieth century. Debbie now has a vintage feel, however, and is a top 2,700 option at number 2,684.

Meaning of the name Debbie:

Hebrew: bee

Origin of the name Debbie:

Debbie began as the shortened form of Deborah. Deborah comes from the ancient Hebrew name Devorah. Deborah was first found in the Old Testament in the book of Judges. She was a prophetess and a judge.

Symbolism of the name Debbie:

The baby name Debbie has the same meaning as the name Deborah. Remember, Deborah comes from the Hebrew Devorah. Devorah directly translates to “bee.”

Style of the name Debbie:

Traditional

Gender of the name Debbie:

Debbie is an informal name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Debbie:

DEHB-ee

Number of syllables in the name Debbie:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Debbie:

Debbie is youthful and simple. It is a natural and wholesome name.

Alternative spellings for the name Debbie:

Nicknames for the name Debbie:

  • Deb 
  • Dee
  • Dee Dee
  • BB
  • Bee
  • Debs
  • Debb

Popularity of the name Debbie:

Debbie was a top 1,000 baby name in America from 1938 to 1991. In 1938, it was number 995 and in 1991, 872. Debbie ranked highest in 1959 at 20, but it was on the top 50 list from 1956 to 1963. Debbie was actually on the top 100 list, however, from 1954 to 1967.

Related names for the name Debbie:

Great middle names for Debbie and their meanings:

  • Carol (free person, song)
  • Nicole (people of victory)
  • Madeline (high tower, woman from Magdala)
  • Cecile (blind of self-beauty)
  • Victoria (victory)
  • Selena (moon goddess)
  • Eden (place of pleasure)
  • Willow (willow tree, freedom)

Famous people with the name Debbie:

  • Lil Debbie (rapper, stage name of Jordan Capozzi)
  • Debbie Graham (tennis player)
  • Debbie Ferguson (Olympic sprinter)
  • Debbie Rochon (actress, “Sick Boy”)
  • Debbie Turner (actress, “The Sound of Music”)

Debbies in popular culture:

  • Debbie (character from “Boy Meets World”)
  • Debbie Murdoch (character from “I've Been Waiting For You”)
  • Debbie Gallagher (character from “Shameless”)
  • Debbie Benton (character from “Debbie Does Dallas”)
  • Debbie Dingle (character from “Emmerdale”)
  • Debbie Dean (character from “Hollyoaks”)
  • Debbie Downer (character from “Saturday Night Live”)