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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
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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.