Debra: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Debra
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Beware of the fact that the word 'bra' is in the name. Fodder for 13-year-old boys to make jokes.
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I preferred to be called Debbie when I was younger in school, rather than Debra. Now that I am older I still like when people say Debbie, but now I like to see my name appear as Debra.
I have this name and hate it. Born in '82, this name was well worn-out before I got it. I've gone by just about every variation and spelling, my favorite being Debi, but I still don't "like" any of them.
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From the Hebrew, D'vorah, meaning bee.
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Debra Messing, American actress ("Will and Grace")
Debra Winger, actress
Debra Pagett, actress
Debbie Reynolds, actress
Deborah Kerr, actress
Deborah Raffin, actress
Debbie Harry, singer
Debra Wilson, actress and comedienne
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Deborah was a prophetess and the fourth, and the only female, Judge of pre-monarchic Israel in the Old Testament (Tanakh). Her story is told twice, in chapters 4 and 5 of Judges.
Deborah is the name of the nurse of Rebekah (Genesis 35:8). She is first mentioned by name in the Torah when she dies in a place called Alon Bachot, and is buried by Jacob, who is returning with his large family to Canaan.