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Gender: Female Meaning of Debra: "bee" Origin of Debra: Spelling variation of Deborah

The name Debra is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "bee". Debra and is often added to lists like TV Mom Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

When Deborah seemed too formal in the laid-back sixties, Debra stepped in as a pared-down alternative, but the pendulum is about to swing back.

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Famous People Named Debra

Debra Lynn Messing, American actress
(Mary) Debra Winger, American actress
Debra Renee Wilson, American actress/comedienne
Debra Jo Rupp, American actress
Debra Monk, American actress
Debra Mooney, American actress
Debra Stephenson, English actress/comedienne
Debralee "Debra" Paget, American actress
Debra Gale Marshall, American pro wrestler
Debra Strobel "Deb" Fischer, U.S. Senator from Nebraska
Debra Frances "Camryn" Manheim, American actress
Debra Jennifer Stern, daughter of TV/radio personality Howard Stern

Pop Culture References for the name Debra

Debra Morgan, sister of Dexter on TV's "Dexter"
Debra Barone, wife on TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond"
"Debra," song by Beck

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