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What does Reba mean?

Reba Pronunciation of Reba [re-ba] as a girls' name is pronounced REE-bah. Short form of Rebecca, made familiar by singer Reba McEntire.


Reba has 2 variants: Reyba and Rheba.

Affiliated girl name: Riva.

26 more related forms via Rebecca: Becca, Beck, Becka, Beki, Bekka, Rebakah, Rebba, Rebbeca, Rebbie, Rebeca, Rebecah, Rebecha, Rebecka, Rebeha, Rebeka, Rebekah, Rebekha, Rebekka, Ree, Reeba, Reveka, Riva, Rivah, Rivi, Rivka and Rivy.

Creative forms:
(female) Raba, Riba, ..

(male) Rebio, Reman, ..

Middle name pairings:
Reba Kathryn (R.K.), ..

How popular is Reba?

Reba is a very popular first name for females (#531 out of 4276, Top 12%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#74164 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Reba reached its apex position of #242 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Reba are Rebecca (#188 from current records), Rebekah (#524), Rivka (#876), Rebeca (#1317), Rebekka, Rheba, Rebecka, Becca and Rebeka. Other forms, like Rebbeca, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Reba was widespread 5 decades ago (median #1432) and is now much diminished (#1490, 87.7% less usage). Rebecca is more universally found than the rest, although Rivka appears to be getting popular too, while versions like Rebecca have become less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reba, Becca, Rebeca, Rebecca, Rebecka in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rebeka, Rebekah, Rebekka, Rheba, Rivka in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Reba is pronounced similarly to Rabiah, Roba, Robbi, Robby, Robee, Robi, Rubee, Rubey, Rubi, Rubia, Rubie and Ruby. Other recommended names are Alba, Beba, Bebba, Eba, Elba, Keiba, Kiba, Liba, Luba, Melba, Oba, Rafa, Raja, Rama, Rana, Rea, Read, Reda, Reed, Reeda, Reesa, Reeta, Reeva, Reida, Reina, Reita, Rella, Remi, Remy, Rena, Rene, Reta, Retha, Retta, Reva, Rey, Reya, Reza, Rezi, Rezka, Rhea, Rheta, Ria, Rica, Rida, Rieta, Rika, Rima, Risa, Rita, Roda, Roma, Rona, Rora, Roya, Roza, Rupa, Ruta, Ruza, Rysa, Saba, Sheba and Zeba. These names tend to be less frequently used than Reba.

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