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What does Rebecca mean?

Rebecca Pronunciation of Rebecca as a girls' 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH biblical, beauty, puritans, 19th century, novel (literary)


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, Rivy



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How popular is Rebecca?

Rebecca is a very prominent first name for women (#34 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#51945 out of 150436, Top 35%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Rebecca reached its peak position of #13 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is currently at #207. (2016 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Rebekah (#584 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Rivka (#860), Rebeca (#1166), Becca, Becki, Beckie, Becky, Reba, Rebbecca, Rebeccah, Rebecka, Rebeka, Rebekka, Rebekkah and Rheba are the popular variation forms of Rebecca (#207) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Rebecca was widespread during 1970-1979 (MEDIAN #1494) and has become significantly diminished since (#1676, DOWN 90%), with forms like Reba falling out of fashion. Rivka is the most contemporarily stylish girl name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rebecca, Becca, Becki, Beckie, Becky in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reba, Rebbecca, Rebeca, Rebeccah, Rebecka in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Rebecca is pronounced similarly to Rebbeca, Rebbecca, Rebbecka, Rebeca, Rebecah, Rebeccah, Rebecka, Rebeckah, Rebeckia, Rebecky, Rebeka, Rebekah, Rebekha, Rebekka, Rebekkah, Rebekke and Ribecca. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Becca, Decca, Jecca, Jesicca, Jezeca, Mecca, Meeca, Neneca, Reba, Rebba, Rebeccea, Rebeccka (see Rebecca), Rebecha, Rebeha, Rebeque, Reberta, Reeba, Reece, Reeda, Reena, Reesa, Reeta, Reeva, Refella (see Raphaela), Regeena, Regena, Reneeta, Renetta, Reseda, Reubena, Reveka, Revekka, Rexella, Rexetta, Ricca, Rieca, Riecka (see Rica), Robeena, Robella, Robena, Robenia, Roberda, Roberta, Robetta (see Roberta), Rubena, Ruberta, Rubetta, Rycca, Seneca and Senecca. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rebecca.