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What does Rivkah mean?

Rivkah Pronunciation of Rivkah [rivkah] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and the name Rivkah means "to bind". Rivkah is an alternate spelling of Rebecca (Hebrew). Biblical: Rebekah. Rivkah is also a variant of Riva (Hebrew).


Rivkah has 2 variants: Rivka and Rivke.

11 more related forms via Rebecca, Riva: Beckah, Rebakah, Rebekah, Reva, Reveka, Revekah, Rifka, Rivah, Rivekka, Rivi and Rivy.

Creative forms:
(female) Ravkah, Revkah, ..

(male) Rivman, Rivram, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rivkah Analise (R.A.), ..

How popular is Rivkah?

Rivkah is a rare first name for females. Rivkah is a rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Rivkah (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Rebecca (#188 the previous year), Rebekah (#524), Rivka (#876) and Reva. Other variants, like Rivekka, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Rivkah reached its highest in the 1970s (average #999) and is now much diminished (#897, 88% less usage), with forms like Reva becoming somewhat outmoded. Rebecca is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Rivka appears to be becoming a favorite too. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adivah, Aidah, Ainah, Aishah, Aisiah, Alikah, Apirkah (see Africa), Aviah, Avivah, Binah, Dinah, Ditzah, Eilah, Elvah, Erykah, Evah, Gilah, Giliah, Kibah, Kionah, Kiriah, Kivah, Lidah, Lilah, Malkah, Miah, Micah, Milcah, Mirah, Mykah, Niah, Rabiah, Raenah, Rafah, Rainah, Ramah, Raziah, Rezka, Rian, Riana, Rica, Ricca, Ricka, Rickee, Ricki, Ricky, Rida, Rieca, Rieka, Riesa, Rieta, Rika, Rikke, Rikki, Rikkie, Rikky, Rilla, Rima, Rina, Rinah, Rionach, Rionagh, Risa, Rita, Ritsa, Simah, Tiarah, Tikvah, Tinah, Tirzah, Tovah, Zillah, Zilpah, Zivah and Zivka. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rivkah.