Debra Name Meaning & Origin

Debra

Pronunciation: DEHB-rə (key)

Related Names:

Deborah

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Nicknames for Debra

Deb, Debbie/Debby

Meanings and history of the name Debra

From the Hebrew, D'vorah, meaning bee.

Famous real-life people named Debra

Debra Messing, American actress ("Will and Grace")
Debra Winger, actress
Debra Pagett, actress
Debbie Reynolds, actress
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.

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