From Little Debbies to Debbie Reynolds, Debbie is the quintessential 1950s housewife name. As a variation of the much more serious Deborah, Debbie has an innocent, golly gee all-American appeal that parents loved back in the day. Nowadays, it’s a little too wholesome sounding and has consequently become unpopular. People today are more likely to associate it wtih the recurring Saturday Night Live character Debbie Downer, who (rather hilariously) finds all that is wrong with the world in any given situation.


  • hebrew: A nickname for Deborah; bee


Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Singer Debbie Gibson, Actress Debbie Reynolds, Musician Debbie Harry, Author Debbie Macomber, Actress Debbie Allen

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Vivian Ayers