Tuesday, April 24, 2018

{ What's in a name? }

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The name Debra is a Hebrew baby name. In Hebrew, the meaning of the name Debra is: Bee, Industrious. Deborah was the Biblical prophetess who summoned Barak to battle against an army of invaders. After the battle, she wrote a victory song which is part of the Book of Judges.

I words and their meanings!

My Mom named me Debra, after Debbie Reynolds, because Ms. Reynolds was a popular actress at the time I was born. I've always been glad that she spelled it that way because I also like being different....LOL!  When I was just a little girl my Daddy bought me a bee brooch that had a pretty pink stone as the body of the bee. Oh, how I wish I still had it. I  don't think he realized the significance when he purchased it and neither did I until years later.

In researching my name, here are a few things I found. Some of these are downright hilarious and others are pretty much spot on!

Debra is Dynamic, Driven, Delightful, Diversified,    Does unto others as she'd like Done unto herself, Dances to the beat of her own drum, Doesn't like to hear the word NO!  Doesn't like to be a wallflower and Dances even if the others aren't, (not true for this Debra - she's an introvert) likes the look of the "D" in her name in cursive handwriting (true) & Digs it when other Debra's, Debrah's, Deborah's, Debora's, Debarah's spell their name like hers (true)- and she usually asks 
"How do you spell your Deb...?"

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If I could aspire to be any of the things in any of these statements about "Debra", it would probably be some of those listed in the last "sign".....

"sincere friend"

"rekindles the firest of HOPE when discouraged"
(only thru my HOPE in Jesus Christ)
"believes in courage and personal fortitude"
"passion for TRUTH"

And, the one thing that I'm working on day by day.....
"She lives each day to the fullest"!

What about you, Friends?
Have you ever researched your name and it's meaning and see how well it applies to you? As I did this, I thought about some of my family members and realized just how well their names fit them (especially, my husband because he's certainly a "Jack 0f all trades").  Let me know in the comments (or on Facebook) what your name means and if you feel you've "lived up" to it!

HOPE everybody has a Terrific Tuesday!


  1. It is pronounced De-BOR-ah in Hebrew and is spelled dalet beis vav reish hey. So it looks like this (its read from right to left) דבורה
    Thought you might find that interesting :) Youve given me an idea for a post too. :)

  2. How interesting!! That's a lot of information about Debra! I would have to use my given name, Teresa, rather than Terri. Perhaps a future blog!!

  3. My daughters name is Debbi and I spelled it just like that.
    Karen, my name comes from Katherine which means pure and my last names means hope so my name is 'Pure Hope.'

  4. I need to go research my name now...this was very interesting. I didn't realize you were a "Debra". I like that. I don't think I ever knew anyone who spelled their name that way. I have a niece Debbie, but she is a Deborah....and she fits the description very well. Interesting to know this! You are such a blessing to all of us here...thank you for "BEEing" just who you are!!! We love you that way!!!!

  5. It means "bee"? No wonder I like you so much!! 💙


Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24