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Given Name DEBORAH
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: דְּבוֹרָה (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: DEB-ə-rə (English), DEB-rə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "bee" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Book of Judges, Deborah is a heroine and prophetess who leads the Israelites to defeat Canaanites. Also in the Old Testament, it is the name of the nurse of Rebecca.

Long a common Jewish name, Deborah was first used by English Christians after the Protestant Reformation, and it was popular among the Puritans.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Debra (English), Devorah, Dvorah (Hebrew)
DIMINUTIVES: Deb, Debbi, Debbie, Debby, Debi (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Debbora (Biblical Greek), Devorah (Biblical Hebrew), Debbora (Biblical Latin), Debora (Dutch), Débora (French), Debora (German), Debora (Italian), Débora (Portuguese), Débora (Spanish)
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