What does Becky mean?
Becky /bec-ky/ [2 sylls.] 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".
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.Kreatif forms: Baky, Betky, Bueky. [more]
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)
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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular alternative forms of Becky ranked in the Top 1000 are Rebecca (#184 last year), Rivka (#935), Rebecka and Reba. Usage of these girl names was at its apex during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4736%) and has become much less since (usage 0.1762%, down 62.8%), with the forms Reba and Becky becoming less fashionable. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Becky and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Bessy. This name tends to be less commonly used than Becky.