I just saw these two meanings given for the name Rebecca. The explanation being that originally the sacrifical animals were called like that. While I can't really find a lot of information about this, I first thought it was nonsense. But then I saw the same meaning for the name "Maria" and started wondering - maybe there is some truth to it after all?
Can these two names (while sounding so differently) be derived from the same word? Or is it only one of them? Or actually none? How were the sacrifical animals called anyway?
I'm sorry if my text isn't very clear, but I'm a bit confused at the moment.