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.

Categories

Alien characters, biblical, biblical women, Black Lagoon characters, Fire Emblem characters, Quantico characters, RuPauls Drag Race contestants, Shadowhunters characters, top 10 in the UK, top 10 in the US
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
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