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What does Rifka mean?

Rifka Pronunciation of Rifka [rif-ka] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and the name Rifka means "to bind". Rifka is a variant form of Riva (Hebrew): short variation of Rebecca.


8 alternative forms via Riva: Reba, Reeva, Reva, Rivi, Rivka, Rivkah, Rivke and Rivy.

Creative forms:
(female) Rifna, Rifra, ..

(male) Rifnar, Rifrag, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rifka Dalia (R.D.), ..

How popular is Rifka?

Rifka is an uncommon given name for females. Rifka is also a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Rifka (outside Top 2000) are Reba, Reva and Rivka (#876 from current records). Other variants, like Rivi, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Rifka reached its peak 95 years ago (adoption of 0.1%) and has become significantly less since, with versions such as Reva becoming less in vogue. Reba has generally been a favorite of parents, though Rivka has grown popular as well. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reba, Reva, Rivka in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rifka and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cilka, Mika, Milka, Mirka, Nika, Rafa, Rezka, Ria, Riana, Rica, Ricca, Ricka, Ricki, Ricky, Rida, Rieca, Riecka (see Rica), Rieka, Riesa, Rieta, Rika, Riki, Rikke, Rikki, Rikky, Rilla, Rima, Rina, Riona, Riqua, Risa, Rita, Ritsa, Ritta, Sitka, Sofka, Tinka, Vika, Vitka and Zivka. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rifka.

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