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What does Becky mean?

Becky \b(ec)-ky\ 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".


Variations

Becky has 1 variant: Becki.

Becky has 23 more related forms via Rebecca: Becca, Beck, Becka, Beckah, Becke, Beckee, Becker, Beckey, Beckie, Beki, Bekka, Bekki, Bekkie, Reba, Rebba, Rebecka, Rebecky, Rebeka, Ree, Reeba, Reveka, Rivka and Rivy.


Popularity

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 (#65745 out of 88799, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Becky for girls. Becky was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #141 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Becky name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Becky and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Becky are Rebecca (#184 last year), Rivka (#935), Rebecka and Reba. Usage of this girl name was at its apex during the years 1950-1959 and has become much less since, with the forms Reba and Becky becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Becky, Reba, Rebecca, Rivka in U.S.

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


Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Bessy. This name tends to be less commonly used than Becky.

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