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.
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