Deborah Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Deborah:
Derived from the Hebrew dēvōrah (a bee, a swarm of bees). The name is borne in the Bible by a prophetess and judge who led the Israelites to victory over the Canaanites.
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Debs, Deb, Debbie, Debi, Debby, Dee, D-Dog
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Debbie Harry, American pop/new wave singer (Blondie)
Debra Messing, American actress ("Will and Grace")
Deborah Kerr, actress
Debbie Reynolds, actress
Debra Winger, actress
Debra Pagett, actress
Deborah Raffin, actress
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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 Rebeccah (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.
Deborah "Debbie" Gallagher - The youngest Gallagher daughter on Showtime's "Shameless"