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What does Becky mean?

Becky Pronunciation of Becky [becky] as a girls' name is pronounced BEK-ee. It is of English origin. Pet form of Rebecca (Hebrew) "to bind". Often used as an independent given name, and popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Becky Sharp, heroine of William Thackeray's novel "Vanity Fair".

Associated with: 18th century, 19th century, heroine, novel (literary), fair (beautiful).


Becky has 1 variant: Becki.

14 more related forms via Rebecca: Becca, Beck, Becka, Beckah, Becke, Beckee, Becker, Beckey, Beckie, Beki, Bekka, Bekki, Bekkie and Rebecky.

Creative forms:
(female) Beckye, Benky, ..

(male) Becbry, Becer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Becky Cambrie (B.C.), ..

How popular is Becky?

Becky is a very popular first name for women (#287 out of 4276, Top 7%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#110523 out of 150436, Top 73%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Becky reached its apex rank of #135 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Becky name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Becky outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Becky ranked in the Top 2000 are Rebecca (#188 from recent data), Beckie, Becki and Becca. Usage of these forms of Becky was widespread in the 1970s (usage of 1.37%) and has become much diminished since (usage 0.12%, 92% less), with forms such as Becky falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Becky, Becca, Becki, Beckie, Rebecca in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rebecca outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Anecky, Benny, Berny, Berry, Berty, Bessy, Bethy, Betsy, Betty, Bevvy, Breck, Jacky, Micky, Nicky, Ricky and Vicky. These names tend to be less commonly used than Becky.

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