Meaning and name origin
Rebecca \r(e)-bec-ca, reb(e)-cca\ as a girl's name is pronounced ree-BEK-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Rebecca is "to bind". Biblical: Rebekah, noted in the Genesis account as a maiden of beauty, modesty, and kindness, became the wife of Abraham's son, Isaac. The name was used by the Puritans and was common through the 19th century. Use of the name in the novel and film "Rebecca" also revived it. Philanthropist Rebekah Harkness; author Rebecca West; actress Rebecca De Mornay.
Rebecca has 55 variant forms: Becca, Beck, Becka, Beckah, Becke, Beckee, Becker, Beckey, Becki, Beckie, Becky▼, Beki, Bekka, Bekki, Bekkie, Reba▼, Rebakah, Rebba, Rebbeca, Rebbecca, Rebbecka, Rebbie, Rebeca▼, Rebecah, Rebeccah, Rebeccea, Rebeccka, Rebecha, Rebecka, Rebeckah, Rebeckia, Rebecky, Rebeha, Rebeka, Rebekah▲, Rebekha, Rebekka, Rebekkah, Rebekke, Rebeque, Ree, Reeba, Reveka, Revekah, Revekka, Rheba, Ribecca, Riva, Rivah, Rivalee, Rivekka, Rivi, Rivka, Rivkah and Rivy.
Rebecca is a very popular first name for females (#34 out of 4276, Top 1%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rebecca for girls. Rebecca reached its highest rank of #13 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Rebecca and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rebecca (#184), Rebekah (#500), Rivka (#935), Rebecka, Becky, Rebeca and Reba. (2014 statistics).