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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Debbie

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Debbie in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Debbie:

  • Records indicate that 185,128 girls in the United States have been named Debbie since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1959, when 19,539 people in the U.S. were given the name Debbie. Those people are now 61 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Debbie

    57% Approval Rating
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      4 Positive Comments

  • "I knew a Debbie once and she didn't stab me in the stomache or even the stomach." Feb. 8, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I knew a Debbie once she stabbed me in the stomache" Nov. 29, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Debbie is the best name EVER invented. HANDS DOWN. True Debbies know this to be self evident. The name roles of the lips, feeling like little butterfly kisses punctuated with a voiced bilabial stop. Also, I once told my mom I didn't like my name, and she got REALLY mad." Aug. 22, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Social Security lists over 770,000 women with the name Debbie just in the 1950s." Dec. 29, 2016: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "My name is Debra but I?ve always gone by Debbie. I?m 32, and I?ve always hated my name. Kind of wish I had talked my parents into changing it when I was younger LOL. My middle name is Marie so Debra Marie sounds fine but I also hate being called Debra. I was only called that when in trouble. Just such a boring name. My siblings got much better names. Makes me feel like an elderly lady, on the plus side I guess it?ll be fitting when I?m older." Feb. 18, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My adopted parents named me Debbie and I always hated it. I always thought it was a stupid name. My real parents named me Cynthia, but that is not me. I changed my name to Erin which mean 'peace' and I love it." Apr. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "every debbie i know is miserable, demanding and difficult. maybe there was something bad in that batch, but i cringe when i meet someone with that name now......" Aug. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      12 Neutral Comments

  • "My boss decided to rename me Debbie today at work. I don't hate it, but I definitely think it's a mom name. We'll see if it sticks." Mar. 5, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I used to feel fairly good about it. But now I feel like the name dates me. I've become a little self-conscious about telling others my name as a result." May. 7, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name is lovely and I have only met the sweetest girls with this name. A sleeper name to come back in the 2000's ." Feb. 19, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Deborah Lynn. I am 52 years young. I feel my name is somewhat unique instead of all these common names out there.I've heard all the "Debbie does Dallas and little Debbie" Feb. 15, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Debbie and I hate it. I'm sick of people calling me Deborah or assuming it's Deborah when Debbie is my name. It's on my passport, birth certificate, drivers license..........." Jan. 22, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Debbie, Debbie Jean, which I think is cool together. I never really liked it, always wondered why a parent would call their daughter Debbie, it seems meaningless. I think I prefer it spelt Debi, not that I do that, but it does seem better. It suits me, im quite shy and quiet i guess, and i dont know anyone else with the same name" Apr. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Debbie Lee. I have always hated my name. My sisters have beautiful, original names. When I was in school many years ago there were always anywhere from 2 to 6 (!) girls named Debbie or one of its variations in every class. My name is actually Debbie. Not Deborah or Debra or Deb. I have had to prove it legally over the years. Crazy." Jan. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is deborah, but i go by debbie, and i also think its really annoying when people call me deb! also, i am the only person i know in this generation of children that has the name debbie. i've met tons of adults with the name debbie, just no kids." Jul. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name, but hate all the variations and different spellings. I get called Deb a lot, even when I introduce myself as Debbie. The Deb thing is very annoying, people just assume you are ok with it." Sep. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name, its not great or bad, just a name. I hate that people always call me Deb, even after I introduce myself as Debbie." Sep. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my parents called me Debbie-Lee and i havent met anyone with the same name yet! i grant you its a bit unusual but hasnt been a problem and people do remember you, and i have grown to quite like it." Jan. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't like this name. I always think of a red-haired girl of the 50's with braces and freckles when I think of this name and not of a modern, stylish girl." Apr. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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