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What does Rivka mean?

Rivka Pronunciation of Rivka [riv-ka] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Rivka is "to bind". Rivka is an alternate spelling of Rebecca (Hebrew). Biblical: Rebekah. Rivka is also a derivative of Riva (Hebrew).


Rivka has 2 variants: Rivkah and Rivke.

17 more alternative forms via Rebecca, Riva: Becka, Bekka, Reba, Rebba, Rebeka, Reeba, Reeva, Reva, Reveka, Revekah, Revekka, Rheba, Rifka, Rivah, Rivekka, Rivi and Rivy.

Creative forms:
(female) Rivla, Rivra, ..

(male) Rivgan, Rivnan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rivka Madalynn (R.M.), ..

How popular is Rivka?

Rivka is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3418 out of 4276, Top 80%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Rivka was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #876 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Rebecca (#188 in 2015), Rheba, Rebeka, Reba and Reva are the popular alternative forms of Rivka (#876 in 2015). These relations of Rivka reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 1.3%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.1%, down 90%). Rebecca is the all-time favorite, although Rivka seems to be gaining popularity too, while versions like Reba are now less popular.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Cilka, Mika, Milka, Mirka, Nika, 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, Tinka, Vavka (see Varvara), Vika, Vitka, Viveka, Vivika, Yevka and Zivka. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rivka.