Rebecca
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Given Name REBECCA
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: רִבְקָה (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: rə-BEK-ə (English), re-BEK-ka (Italian)   [details]
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name רִבְקָה (Rivqah) from an unattested root probably meaning "join, tie, snare". This is the name of the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob in the Old Testament. It came into use as a Christian name after the Protestant Reformation, and it was popular with the Puritans in the 17th century.
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Related Names
VARIANTS: Rebeccah, Rebeckah (English), Rebecka (Swedish)
DIMINUTIVES: Becca, Becci, Becka, Beckah, Becky, Bekki, Reba (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Rebekka (Biblical Greek), Rivqah (Biblical Hebrew), Rebekka (Danish), Rebekka (Dutch), Rebekka (Faroese), Rebekka (Finnish), Rébecca (French), Rebekka (German), Rivka, Riva (Hebrew), Rebeka (Hungarian), Rebekka (Icelandic), Rebekka (Norwegian), Rebeca (Portuguese), Rebeca (Spanish), Rifka (Yiddish)
SAME SPELLING: Rébecca
Popularity
United States  ranked #207 
England and Wales  ranked #140 
Canada (BC)  - 
Australia (NSW)  - 
Denmark  - 
France  ranked #470 
Ireland  ranked #62 
Italy  ranked #24 
Netherlands  - 
New Zealand  - 
Northern Ireland  ranked #57 
Norway  - 
Scotland  ranked #50 
Sweden  - 
Switzerland  -