What does Rebecca mean?
Rebecca [re-bec-ca]▼ 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.
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, RivyCREATIVE FORMS
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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. DEMOGRAPHICS)
Rebecca reached its apex position of #13 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #188 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Becca, Becki, Beckie, Becky, Reba, Rebbecca, Rebeca (#1317 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Rebeccah, Rebecka, Rebeka, Rebekah (#524), Rebekka, Rebekkah, Rheba and Rivka (#876) are the popular alternative forms of Rebecca (#188) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Rebecca was more pronounced in the 1970s (MEDIAN #1494) and is now much lower (#1681, 88.4% LESS USAGE), with forms like Rebecca becoming less fashionable. Rivka is the most chic girl name here.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Decca, Jecca, Jesicca, Jezeca, Mecca, Meeca, Neneca, Reberta, Reece, Reeda, Reena, Reesa, Reeta, Reeva, Refella (see Raphaela), Regeena, Regena, Reneeta, Renetta, Reseda, Reubena, 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.