What does Rebecca mean?
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 variants: 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.Kreatif forms: Rabecca, Rebecda, Rebecra. [more]
How popular is Rebecca?
Rebecca is a very popular first name for women (#34 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#51945 out of 150436, Top 35%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Rebecca for girls. Rebecca reached its apex position of #13 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #184 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Becky, Reba, Rebeca, Rebecka, Rebekah (#500 2 years ago) and Rivka (#935) are the popular alternative forms of Rebecca (#184 2 years ago) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these forms of Rebecca was more pronounced during the years 1970-1979 (average #608) and is somewhat lower today (#802, 49.6% less), with the forms Becky, Reba and Rebeca becoming less fashionable. Rebecca is the longstanding favorite, though Rebekah has become trendy as well over time. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Rebecca and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)