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    Name: Deborah

    Origin and Meaning of the Name Deborah

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    Gender:

    Girl

    Origin:

    Hebrew

    Meaning:

    Bee

    Pronunciation:

    (DEB or ah)   [Guide]

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    Miscellaneous Info for Deborah

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    Biblical Names, Jewish Names, Hebrew Names

    Used in:

    English speaking countries

    Additional info:

    Deborah is a Biblical judge and prophetess who guided the Israelite forces under Barak to victory over the Canaanites led by Sisera. Sisera himself was killed by another woman - Jael - who drove a tent peg into his skull. A different Deborah is mentioned in the book of Genesis as Rebecca's nurse.

    Deborah was a popular name in the USA in the 1950s - in 1955 it was the 2nd most popular name.

    The name has been borne by Scottish actress Deborah Kerr, Benjamin Franklin's wife Deborah Read and American politician Deborah Pryce. Deborah or Debbie Harry was the lead singer of Blondie.

    Deborah Sampson was a woman who impersonated a man to fight in the American War of Independence.

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    The name meaning of Deborah and the name origin of Deborah have been reviewed by our name experts.
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