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The Hebrew origin of the name Rebecca comes from a word meaning 'faithful wife'.
― Anonymous User  3/1/2005
I spell my daughters name as REBEKHAR as this is the way that I pronounce it.
DOCHERTY  3/11/2005
I believe there are two opinions on the origin of Rebecca. It is possible that it comes from Hebrew meaning "faithful wife" or Hebrew meaning "a snare" or "captivate"/"captivator".
RebeccaRamsay  3/26/2005
Rivka means a young calf, which is a symbol of innocence, beauty, and also something precious.
Miss Claire  4/10/2005
Rebecca was actually derived from this Hebrew form: "Rebekah". I think "Rebecka" and "Rebekah" look prettier than the usual spelling: "Rebecca".
gaelruadh19  4/28/2005
I love this name. Some famous bearers are Rebecca De Mornay, Actress and Rebecca Welles, author.
doodlebug  5/29/2005
Hebrew name meaning "peacemaker".
crickett  6/8/2005
I have come across sources which suggest that as well as 'faithful wife', 'bound' is another meaning of the name Rebecca and that the bearer of the name is the 'embodiment of beauty and grace'.
Rebecca Perry  7/12/2005
This is the name of the title character, Rebecca de Winter, in Daphne du Marier's novel 'Rebecca'. It is also my sister's confirmation name.
reservoirdoll1987  7/28/2005
The name Rebecca means servant of god in Hebrew.
XxLeah04xX  8/10/2005
My name's Rebecca. I've never been fond of the name, but you guys make me like it a little more, haha. I knew it was of Hebrew orgin, but I didn't know of all the pretty meanings.
DrgrsiChi  8/18/2005
My name is Rebeccca, and I don't like the name very much, because since there are so many ways of spelling it, no one manages to spell my name right. My parents wanted a name that wasn't too common, perhaps it wasn't back then, but there are 3 Rebeccas in most of my classes.
Sneasel  9/3/2005
Rebecca is my name and I think that it is perfect! It is nothing to be ashamed of, after all every name is beautiful if it is on the right person.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2005
Rebecca Romijn has this name.
Wordsmith14  10/23/2005
I'm a Rebecca. I really like my name and think it's quite pretty, although too common within my age group!
mememe  10/30/2005
I have heard a lot meaning's for the name Rebecca. I think it has so many because it comes from Aramaic which has many levels of meaning, so one word can have many completely different meanings. My name's Rebecca, but my mom spells it Rebbecca. I was wondering if that would affect the meaning?
Princess of Nothing  11/24/2005
Rebecca makes me think of a woman who is cheerful, pretty, kind and ambitious.
Dogsy  11/25/2005
I have a relative whose name is Rebecca, and she DESPISES being called that. She insists on being called Becca, and anyone who purposely calls her Rebecca must suffer dire consequences.
Arowen Half-Elven  12/6/2005
The most ancient meaning of the word Rebekah as found in The Holy Bible is 'water bringer' or 'water bearer'.
rebecca_lynnw  12/11/2005
In Hebrew we say that the name means "captivating beauty". Also a famous Rebecca is the character of the same name in the novel Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
LunarQuarter  12/15/2005
My friend is named Rebecca, she goes by Becky and does not like being called Rebecca, but her parents call her Rebecca.
renny  12/24/2005
This is my name, and I hate it. It's just so obscure.
patchworkgirl  12/28/2005
Is it possible that Reb-Becca comprises two semetic (Arabic) words: Reb meaning Lord or Master of, and Becca which is an old name of Mecca to where the Arabs believe Abraham took his first son Ishmael from his slave/wife Hager when his first wife bore him Isaac.
Hilly  1/9/2006
My name is Rebecca, I think this name is great. I also like being called Bex or Beccy (never BecKy). I prefer Beccy because it's different from all the Beckys I know.
CranberryBex  2/22/2006
Well, my own name is Rebecca Nadine, and I...I do not want to say that I don't like it. I like it very much. But I hate the shorts I get everytime I tell my name. I don't want to be a "Beccy" or "Becca", because everyone named Rebecca gets this nicks. My favorite calling is "Becks" or even "Rebecks". I hope that no one reads this and does a movie with my name or something.
Recana  3/2/2006
Rebecca St. James (stage name for Rebecca Smallbone), a Christian music artist, bears the name.
Wunderkind_Princess  3/4/2006
REBECCA's always seem to be really popular and outgoing.
lindamaree  3/8/2006
Bec Cartwright, Australian actress and wife to tennis player, Lleyton Hewitt.
lindamaree  3/8/2006
I have always heard that it means 'captivating' or 'captivated'.
lindamaree  3/8/2006
Rebecca Sharp (also known as Becky Sharp) is the main character in William Makepeace Thackeray's 'Vanity Fair'.
fawkes100  3/24/2006
Rebecca is great name. Very pretty. Almost tomboyish but not really. It is a timeless classic.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Rebecca Caine is a musical-theatre actress who has portrayed Cosette in Les Miserables and Christine in The Phantom of the Opera.
― Anonymous User  5/2/2006
Irish-American playwriter Rebecca Miller was the daughter of Arthur Miller and wife to actor Daniel Day-Lewis. Probably also known for her recent play that was made into a film, "The Ballad of Jack and Rose".
― Anonymous User  6/4/2006
There is an Alfred Hitchcock film called "Rebecca".
― Anonymous User  6/23/2006
This is such a beautiful name for a girl. No wonder it has been so popular through the years.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2006
I don't like this name as I think it is very tomboyish! Rebecca is very popular where I live as a first and middle name, one of my best friends is a Rebecca but she does not like it that much so everyone calls her Bex.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2006
Famous bearer: Rebecca, of Sunnybrook Farm.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2006
I spell my name Rebekah, so obviously I like the spelling better, it just really bothers me when "religious" people stare at me when I tell them it's the biblical spelling, really pick up a bible.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2006
Rebekah is the Biblical spelling.
Mithos514  8/4/2006
Rebecca is Rafqa in Arabic. Saint Rafqa (1832-1914) was a Lebanese Maronite nun. Her story is extremely interesting! My name is Rebecca, and I was named after Saint Rafqa. I am very proud of that.
― Anonymous User  8/14/2006
Sarah Manners portrayed the character of the memorable receptionist Rebecca 'Bex' Reynolds in UK medical drama Casualty. The character disliked being called Rebecca always going by 'Bex' and is one of my favorite ever characters.
Dizzee  8/24/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Rebecca here:
_satu_  9/3/2006
In the Bible, wasn't the name 'Rebecca' spelled 'Rebekah'?
bibi66  9/9/2006
Yes, the biblical spelling is Rebekah.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
Rebecca has been on the top 1000 list since the 1880's. Its most popular year was the 1970's where it ranked 13. The least popular year for Rebecca was the 1920's where it ranked 175.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
Rebecca is a pretty and classic name, even though snare is an ugly word.
― Anonymous User  10/24/2006
I personally think 'snare' is kind of a cool meaning, for some reason I like it.
― Anonymous User  5/30/2007
This is Rebecca Barlow's name from the Christian Artists' group called "Barlowgirl".
― Anonymous User  12/6/2006
This name is old and cheap.
Taydbug112  1/12/2007
Some people I know pronounce it RUB-E-KAH. My friend Rebecca told me that's how it's pronounced in her country, my mom pronounces it that way too, for some reason.
― Anonymous User  1/21/2007
Actually the bibilical spelling is Rebekkah. The "snare" may refer to her having helped Jacob steal his brother's blessing. Not sure about the actual meaning. But I like the spelling with two "c"s better than the original.
Annabeau  2/15/2007
Rebecca is a beautiful, wonderful name.
stormy_lovegood  2/17/2007
Famous bearer is Rebecca Nurse, a supposed "witch" in the Salem Witch Trials.
1crzychick  3/3/2007
I think Rebecca is a very nice name. There was a book I read over and over when I was very little where the main character's name was Rebecca. I received the book as a gift about a year ago and have loved the name ever since.
― Anonymous User  3/24/2007
A possible meaning is "heifer," unfortunately.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2007
I myself am a Rebecca and I love my name. It's very elegant. Yes, it's rather hard for people to remember, so close friends call me Becca.

As far as the dislike of this particular spelling, I must say I partially disagree. I think it's far easier to spell it this way. It looks good to the eye; not as exotic as Rebekah, but I like the standard English spelling a lot.

One of the most interesting spellings I've seen is from one of my best friends (who happens to be in nearly ALL of my classes and we have last names that are barely 2 letters appart.) who spells her name "Rebekka". I thought it was a nice change up.
nmoonlvr  7/25/2007
In Sir Walter Scott's novel 'Ivanhoe', Rebecca the healer is the daughter of Isaac the Jew.
reservoirdoll1987  8/11/2007
My name is Rebekah, spelt in the true biblical & original form. Hebrew pronunciation "Rivqah" does also mean cow (calf), I am not happy about this and would much prefer the other meanings, but it is what it is. "Rebecca" is a form from Rebekah not the other way around.
rebekah.b  8/14/2007
I like this name, but it's been used too much.
applemilk  8/29/2007
My name is Rebecca and I love my name but I only like being called Becky because I grew up being called that ever since I got in 7th grade I had teachers calling me Rebecca and my friends calling me Becky. One of my friends' names is Rebecca but she goes by Becca so I always have people calling me Becca or Rebecky.
― Anonymous User  8/30/2007
I would use Reba as a nickname because it is less common. That and Reba sounds more mature than Becky or Becca.
― Anonymous User  9/28/2007
Rebecca has always been one of my favorite names. It was the name I had chosen for a daughter until I hit upon one I liked a little more and was less common. If I'd ever had a second daughter, though, this would have been her name. I had one older family member who did not keep up with naming trends state that it was "very Jewish." I never was able to convince her that Rebecca is no longer strictly a Jewish name.
queenv  9/29/2007
Actress Rebecca Herbst plays Elizabeth Webber on the daytime soap opera General Hospital.
reverie  11/16/2007
Nice name. It reminds me of the Hitchcock's movie but still, it's a classy, gorgeous name for girls.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2007
My name's Rebecca and I hate it. There are 5 of us in our grade and after a while it gets real old, turning around whenever someone calls it out. Personally, I wish my parents had named me something more oiginal.
cebca  2/15/2008
Rebecca is the Scandinavian spelling of the Hebrew Rebekah which means "to bind together" or "Peace Maker".
b_bam  2/23/2008
I like the name Rebecca because it is strong and independent but still sweet and graceful. I don't know many people with this name. I like the nickname Becca (the one I know goes by this), but not Becky. Rebecca is good without a nickname though. It's not too long.
― Anonymous User  4/6/2008
My experience with girls named Rebecca and the show "Sex and the City" totally ruined this name for me (The Rebecca and Schooner thing is all I can think of when I hear this name).
pandasayscynical  4/13/2008
It's not a bad name, but it's not exactly one of the prettiest names out there, so I don't quite understand its popularity. It's overused, and the nickname is often, unfortunately enough, Becky. It sounds tremendously girly and cutesy without actually being pretty at all. It would be better if they went by Becka. I suppose this name is safe enough, and it shouldn't lead to bullying or discrimination, but it is a dull choice, alright.
slight night shiver  5/3/2008
When Pocahontas married John Locke and moved to England, she had been converted to Christianity and renamed Rebecca.
mhavril39  6/2/2008
Pocahontas married John ROLFE, and became Rebecca Rolfe. She died of Small Pox at the age of 23, and was the first Native American to be buried in English soil.
Varuca  10/3/2008
Rebecca is OK but what I can't bear is the nickname Becca. Don't know why, I just hate it. I really like the nickname Becky, it sounds upbeat and cute, but I hate when people spell it 'Becci' or 'Bekki'. *shudder*.
aquamarina  6/16/2008
Rebecca West, British writer, born Cicely Isabel Fairfield. She took the name from a character in Ibsen's play Rosmersholm.
Kosta  7/9/2008
I myself am a Rebecca and though I have met many other Rebeccas I don't hate my name. I do hate it when people call me Becky. Everyone called me Becky when I was little now the only one who calls me Becky is my mom. Most people call me Rebecca or Becca, although all of my older sibling have given me all kinds of nicknames Bexter, Bepsy, Beckers, da Beck, Becca boo, Becca bird, the list goes on and on. There are three Rebeccas in my drama group but we each go by something different Becky, Becca, and Rebecca (I'm Rebecca). But I mean it's not a huge deal, all of my siblings have common names, at least I don't have it as bad as my sister Sara, you can't really make any nicknames with that name. Overall Rebecca is a pretty name and you can come up with a lot of nicknames for it. I think Rebecca sounds kind of sophisticated. But for now being a twelve year old girl I can go by Becca wich sound fun and cute unlike Becky which either sounds like a little bratty girl or an old woman.
Becca Annie  7/12/2008
I myself am called Rebekah, and I prefer this spelling to Rebecca as it is less common (where I'm from anyway). I have noticed that everyone has said that it gets shortened to Becca or Becky. What about Bek/Bec? I think that is the more common shortening. Sure, when I was 5 people called me Becky, but people generally go straight for Bek. I have heard a few different meanings but mainly they are: "snare", "captivating", "to tie" or "bound". Rebekah is the original spelling, from the Bible. As to those who are called Rebecca/Rebekah and say they hate their name, shame on you! I love my name, and no, it is not "cheap"!
rebekah88  7/26/2008
In the Shopaholic book series by Sophie Kinsella, the main character is called Rebecca, but goes by Becky or Bex. :)
Lufflebunny  9/7/2008
I like this name and I think most Biblical names are good.
KayeKiLa  9/14/2008
I think this name is quite strong and I suppose quite nice.
Devilqueen  12/2/2008
I love this name, my niece has it, but her mother spelt it Rehbeckah, it takes a little longer to write out but I personally think that it looks prettier.
Naphtahalia  12/2/2008
In Italy Rebecca was hardly ever used till the end of the 20th century. At present it's rather fashionable (25th most popular name in Italy in 2004, 24th in 2006).
presentperfect  12/19/2008
The Italian pronunciation is rray-BAYKK-kah.
presentperfect  12/19/2008
My sister's name is Rebecca. I think it's a lovely name, and while we call her Becky now, when she becomes a teenager she could maybe call herself Becca, a less childish nickname. I also know a girl in my church called Rebekah, but my sister's the only Rebecca in her whole year in school. Possible nicknames include Becky, Becks and Becca.
LilSingstarEeyore  1/15/2009
The Etymology Dictionary defines Rebecca as:
fem. proper name, biblical wife of Isaac, mother of Jacob and Esau, from L.L. Rebecca, from Gk. Rhebekka, from Heb. Ribhqeh, lit. "connection" (cf. Ribhqah "team"), from Semitic base r-b-q "to tie, couple, join" (cf. Arabic rabaqa "he tied fast"). Rebekah, form of the name in Authorized Version, was taken as the name of a society of women (founded 1851 in Indiana, U.S.) as a complement to the Odd Fellows.
miss y  3/19/2009
My younger sister's name. So pretty, and she is absolutely gorgeous. Its a good name if you want your child to be fair.
Gothiclovesick  5/13/2009
I really love this name! Yes, it is rather common, but one of my best friends is Rebecca (we call her Becca). She isn't outgoing, but very popular among those who know her well. I also think the biblical spelling, Rebekah, is very pretty.
kittycats2468  6/7/2009
I always thought this name was beautiful. But I can't stand the nickname Becky. I think the name is far prettier when you use the whole name "Rebecca" instead of shortening it.
Coffeebean  6/18/2009
I think this name is beautiful. It sounds very elegant. I don't know very many Rebeccas. It is pretty uncommon where I live.
giggledust7  7/8/2009
My name is Rebecca, which I like. However, since I've been called Becky all my life, I feel a little detached from the name. If I could go back in time, I'd prefer to have been called Becca. It seems like a more logical nickname for Rebecca than Becky. I think Rebecca and Becca have a softer, prettier sound than Becky.
Becca21  8/26/2009
This is my favorite Old Testament name. It's very beautiful. However, it's too common, and I don't like the nickname Becky. I especially don't like the association with the irritating Rebecca Romijn.
bananarama  9/3/2009
A famous bearer is the country gospel singer Rebecca St. James. Look her up on the internet. She's pretty and a good singer!
― Anonymous User  10/21/2009
Rebecca has always come across as such a bright and bubbly name to me. I have William Makepeace Thackeray's central character Rebecca in the novel Vanity Fair to thank for the name developing depth and more character in my mind.
vomiting  1/14/2010
There is a character in the Resident Evil series named Rebecca Chambers.
refan132  1/23/2010
This is so common in my age group! Everyone I know called Rebecca - and that's a fair few - have shortened it with various spellings, including Becci, Bexx and Becca. It's a bit too common for my liking; I wouldn't give this name to a child.
amanda82  2/10/2010
The only Rebecca that I've ever met goes by Becca. I think both Rebecca and Becca are pretty.
TheDeeperMeaning  2/20/2010
I love the name Rebecca! I have known several people named Rebecca although none are actually called Rebecca. They are Becca, Becky, or go by their other given name. All of these people are were born in the 1980s or earlier. I haven't heard of anyone naming a baby Rebecca in my area for a good long while. Might not be too popular to use for a newborn in my area anyway!
Melissa_77  3/26/2010
My name is Rebecca and I'm not a huge fan of it. Not a lot of people call me Rebecca, I get a lot of Becca's, Bec's and Bex's. Becky is absolutely off limits, hate it, never met a "Becky" I like. I feel like Becca is very immature and at 20 I'm starting to try to avoid being called Becca. There are unfortunately no good nicknames that start with R.
BexterV  4/15/2010
You could also go by Reba, if you like it?
Ryry1996  7/22/2011
This is such a gorgeous name! ♥
jorrdan.  5/2/2010
I hate this name. I don't know why, but I just hate it. Keep in mind, I hate the name, not the people who have it! I've met so many Rebeccas and they ALL were really nice, but this name, I just HATE it!
― Anonymous User  5/21/2010
Rebecca Nurse, Salem Witch Trials. February 21, 1621 — July 19, 1692 R.I.P.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2010
Rebecca is a very sweet and pretty name, I like it. I used to prefer the "Rebekah" spelling, but now I like this one best.
Chrila96  9/8/2010
To be completely honest here, I have never heard of "Rebecca" as an Italian name. Period. Though if I am mistaken, it would be incorrect to pronounce it the way that the website listed. Correct:


"Re" equals "Rey" basically, or otherwise "Reh," softly for both. Roll your "R." The "E" in "Be" is the same as "Re," being that it is spoken as "Bey," "Beh." Normally the "C"s would create an English "Ch," but since an "A" follows immediately after: Hard "K." Both "C"s must be pronounced. Most easily accomplished by adding extra emphasis on the letter before, in this case "E," and continue that slight lingering "E" throughout "CC." "Ca" equals "Kah."
Francesca  12/18/2010
Regarding the usage and spelling of "Rebecca" vs. "Rebekah," there are some common misunderstandings. Some people have said that the spelling "Rebekah" is the Biblical spelling and that "Rebecca" is a modern spelling. However, BOTH spellings are in the Bible. In the Old Testament (Genesis), the English translators spelled Isaac's wife as "Rebekah," and in the New Testament (Romans 9:10), her name is spelled "Rebecca" (even in the original King James version). So both spellings are in the Bible. In America, the name (spelled "Rebecca") was fairly common among the Pilgrims from England and their descendants in the 1600s and 1700s. To clarify: The spelling "Rebecca" goes all the way back to the original English Bible. It is the standard spelling and has a very long history of usage.
MJH  1/27/2011
What is the big deal about spellings as long as it is easy to spell, common enough so that it is easily spelled and pronounced correctly, and does not have any negative social connotations?
nina77  4/14/2011
I much prefer Rebekah. But this is still nice.
Joy12  5/3/2011
Rebecca Black, anyone?
MonsterGrapefruit  5/15/2011
I love this name! And I love all the variants of it, too. Rebekah, Rebeckah, whatever, I don't care, I love them all.
I'm writing a novel where one of the main characters has this name. :3.
xsai  5/18/2011
"Rebecca" is a song by indie rock group Meg and Dia.
guardgirl15  6/23/2011
RB, Rebecca Black? Although she ain't no famous bearer. "It's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday..." :P
blondieboo629  7/29/2011
This name is a fairly good choice, either for a child or character, and is quite simple and has a nice ring to it.
Hushpuppy  10/15/2011
My name is Rebecca. I never really liked it that much when I was a child but as I got older I prefer it. My parents called me Becky straight away and it stuck but I changed the spelling to Becci about 10 years ago as BecKY is too common. I would prefer if people called me Rebecca or Becca but it's too late to change now. Everyone calls me Becci, or Bec.
Becci86  11/26/2011
My name is Rebecca, I have always been proud of this name as it means beautiful etc... But I prefer it to be spelt "Rebekah" because it sounds prettier. To round off, I would say it is a charming name.
Bramble  12/30/2011
Rebekah = Refekah (In Arabic) means companionship and kindness.
DrHaiyan  1/27/2012
Rebecca Howe was a main character on the American television series "Cheers".
― Anonymous User  3/19/2012
Book title: 'Roses for Rebecca' by Margaret Kaine.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2012
Some people mistakenly think that "Rebekah" is the older Biblical spelling of the name, but that is not the case. "Rebecca" is the older of the two spellings. The ancient Latin Vulgate (compiled in the 4th Century A.D.) was the version of the Bible used within the church for centuries. The Latin Vulgate uses the spelling "Rebecca" exclusively. Centuries later, when the Bible was translated into English in the 1600s (King James Version), the spelling "Rebekah" was used in the Old Testament, but "Rebecca" was used in the New Testament (see Romans 9:10). So, the older Biblical spelling is "Rebecca," but both spellings are in the original English Bible. Here is a link to view the Latin Vulgate version of the Bible (alongside an English translation). On the page, see the sample Old Testament verse Genesis 49:31 - to see the spelling "Rebecca" was used.
MJH  5/10/2012
Rebecca is a main character in the Japanese anime Black Lagoon, better known as "Revy" or "Two Hands." She's a foul mouthed sharp shooter who works for the Lagoon Company.
Rin_0911  6/22/2012
Rebecca Warner is the name of a sweet farmer's daughter turned California girl in the Pauly Shore comedy Son-in-Law (1993). The character was portrayed by Carla Gugino.
JoReia  8/31/2012
My name's Rebecca, and while I've met curiously few others who share it, I just despise it. Granted, it's a goldmine for nicknames; I generally introduce myself as Becca, my dad calls me Bex or Bexter, the rest of my family calls me Rebecca, relatives call me Becky, and my friends call me Becca or Beckers. It's cool how versatile it is, but I really just hate the way it sounds. I find it guttural and awkward-sounding and if I had it my way, I'd either trim it down to just Bec/Bex or have it legally changed.

Not a fan of this name at all.
RayLeBeau  9/28/2012
I've never been overly fond of my name, but I do like the spelling: Rebekka. No one calls me Rebekka though; I've always been Becki. I think it's plain and boring, but it's my name! What can I do? Changing it would just be weird and I would only spend the rest of my life reminding people of my "new" name. Besides, I don't dislike it THAT much. This is the first I've heard of it meaning "captivating" and I like that. Thank you to everyone who complimented the name; I think I like it a little better now. And for those who hate it: there are names some of us really don't like and that's okay. But insults like "cheap", "bratty" or "old" aren't necessary and only reflect your maturity. Maybe you could share how your name- that thing we have no control over, by the way- is so much better?
bam1230  10/19/2012
I love the name, I think it is really pretty and a good nickname could be Becca or Becky.
cccake15  4/21/2013
I think Rebecca is a beautiful name. I love the versatility of this name. I do like the nickname Becky better than Becca, however I think they're both great. Becky seems a bit more substantial to me and it has a sweet ring to it. LOVE the nickname Beck too. I like how people have such different opinions about names. It helps keep things interesting. I do think it's important to be respectful about it though. It's disheartening to hear so many people be so mean about it. It's just not constructive. Thank you to everyone who shares their thoughts in a polite and tactful way!
JohnsonJ  8/8/2013
Rebecca Latimer Felton, first female senator and noted racist who advocated lynching black men. I wish I could like this name more, but she really ruined it.
Lolth  8/29/2013
I am named Rebecca. To me, it's old, overused and opens up to too many cliche nick names. I have been called Rutabaga, Becky, Becca, Becker, Becca-Jean and other names I prefer not to mention. Even though I was called "Becky" in school, I despise being called that and correct others when they do and ask to just be called "Rebecca". Sadly, some of the pets names have stuck with me and I often find myself asking to be called just "Rebecca" which makes me look like I am being mean when I correct them. I am not going to say I "hate" the name, but it just isn't me and doesn't represent my personality at all, especially with all the nicknames people seem to use for it.
― Anonymous User  3/3/2014
I, too, am Rebecca, and I was born in the 80s. My parents said they named me after Rebekah in the Bible. I hate my name because I get called Rebecca, Beckers, Becks, Becka, Becky, Rebecker, Reb and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Somehow, when being called Jessica or Rachel, because apparently I look like a Jessica and sound like a Rachel *no clue how that is meant, but whatever*, I've learned to just accept the fact that I'm stuck with this name forever. However, don't let my sweet, innocent, and docile visage fool you. When I get angry, I get angry... At that point, I'm more the Snare, than the Faithful wife. ^_^
carmekino  7/22/2014
My name is Rebecca. *spoiler*, I love it. The only thing I'm not so fond of is how common it is. It's not unbearable though, I don't hear it all the time anymore. I'm never really called Rebecca, I'm either Bec or Becky to most people. Depends on their preference really. I can't stand Becca or Bex. One girl calls me Bex but has for so long that it doesn't bother me, but I've never let Becca slide ahahha. I'm happy with my name as Bec is tomboyish but flirty and Becky is quirky. I think so at least. Thank-you for this name :)
judgingyourname  8/14/2014
My name is Rebecca and I absolutely hate it. I have never liked it. I go by Becca, which I hate even more, but I'm so used to being called Becca that it would be weird to go by Rebecca. People call me a lot of different things, but I hate them all. I also hate when people say my name is pretty, because I think it's ugly and it makes me mad.
― Anonymous User  11/16/2014
Rebecca is a classic. Unlike a previous poster, I think the nickname Becca is lovely. I like it much more than the standard 'Becky' nickname. This name works best with a surname of 2 syllables. It's too overpowering for a short one-syllable surname, and it's too long to pair with a surname of 3 or 4 syllables.
cj19  4/24/2015
It's a pretty name with some lovely meanings to it, like enchanting or captivating. But snare? Kind of stupid, it's like meaning cat basket or bird cage.
Hushpuppy  11/28/2014
Rebecca always seems to be a confident and popular girl.
It is quite a nice name. Sometimes it seems like just a common name and other times I think it's lovely.
fugfacedmermaid  12/27/2014
I named my daughter Rebecca although in my original country is spelled with one C. I spelled it the American way with 2 C's. I think the name fits her perfectly. She is kind, sweet, smart, helpful and beautiful. Her name means the one who unites and she is just that. She is simply the most perfect little girl and I love this name! I call her Becca but everyone else calls her Rebecca because she likes it that way, and because she loves her name!
RLmom  4/7/2015
I have never had a problem with the name Rebecca. I think this name is a beautiful classic. (:
― Anonymous User  5/7/2015
So many angsty teens hating their own name! Rebecca is my name and I love it. It's feminine, yet professional and classic. It can be shortened to so many nicknames which I like but I go by the full name because it sounds the most elegant. It's a family name so I love that it had special meaning too.
Quro  7/15/2015
My name is Rebecca. I went by Becca most of my life, despising the name Becky. I always felt that it was way to cutesy. For many years I wanted to change my name but alas I have grown to love being called Rebecca. It feels powerful and beautiful. I have friends and family who call me "Becca", "the Bexter" and "Rebie" all of which I like very much. This is a great, if a little overused, name. Wear it proudly.
Bexter13  8/14/2015
Rebeca "Beca" Mitchell is a character in the comedy "Pitch Perfect" and its sequel. She's portrayed by the lovely, talented Anna Kendrick.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2015
Rebecca Sugar, creator of the American TV show "Steven Universe".
― Anonymous User  12/31/2015
Also, Rebecca Rubin, one of the dolls in the American Girl Historical Characters collection.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2015
Rebecca Sutter from the show "How to Get Away with Murder".
― Anonymous User  12/31/2015
I saw a website where it said Rebecca means that it is impossible to get actually mad at Rebecca, that Rebecca laughs a lot and that Rebecca is beautiful.
UKGamer  1/6/2016
My name is Rebecca and I like the name a lot. I'm proud that it means cow because I like cows.
UKGamer  1/8/2016
Very, very common name where I am from. All the Rebecca/Rebekah's I know seem to insist on being called Bec or Bex, and seem to think that sounds cooler. I think the nickname sounds a bit try-hardish and Rebecca as a name sounds a bit harsh. Also a bit Country-and-Western-y.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2016
My real name is Rebecca, but everybody calls me Becky. I like Becky better than Rebecca or Becca.
Beckyb44  2/8/2016
The name is also used in Denmark, and Norway.
jegharenbumsipanden  3/22/2016
My name is Rebecca and I love it, it's not too common but it's not too obscure either. For nicknames I get called Bec or Becca amongst others unrelated to my name. I've always thought it meant captivating or to bring together, I also like that it originates from Hebrew.
BecScott64  3/30/2016
According to Hebrew Wikipedia (, citing from author Liora Ravid (Daily Life In Biblical Times), the origin of this name is [merbak] "a well fed calf" or the place where animals are tied to be fed. Compare to the name Rachel, which means "ewe", and Leah, meaning "wild cow".
philosp  4/6/2016
Pretty, but boring. I don't find this name to stand out at all, and it instead feels like the name of a person who always blends into the crowd. I'm not big on any of the nicknames, either.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
This name is too common, and sounds really ugly.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2016
My name is Rebecca. I go by Becky and have a large variety of nicknames. The Rebeccas I've met are stuck up and materialistic. The Beckys I've met are friendly and cautious (I meet this description- though most would use the word 'shy', which I'm not). The Beccas are usually naive and stubborn. I haven't met anyone who has a different variation of the spelling that I'm aware of, but then I don't go around asking Becks of the world to spell their name for me.
Gosuto  8/8/2016
We chose Rebeca for my baby girl. It's the Spanish spelling and a family name. I love the single "c" Spanish spelling but I'm sure it will provide a lifetime of her having to correct people on the spelling. We do call her Beca for short but use both her full name and short in equal. She's a character and certainly "captivating". An artist, a goof-ball, an independent little girl. Has my heart!
masami19  10/20/2016
My name is Rebecca, and this is the name God intended me to have, so for all of you out there that do not like your name, our names were decided long before we were born, we are who we are and if GOD loves us all and he essentially picked out our names, why not like them because it is who we are and not liking your name is no different than not liking yourself.
Rebecca Lord is a French pornographic actress. After she moved to America, she gained lots of popularity in the porn industry there.
cutenose  3/11/2017
Rebecca Zhu is a Hong Kong actress and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Hong Kong 2011. Zhu was born in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China on 2 December 1987. When she was 16 she attended The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and majored in ballet. She achieved a scholarship to John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where she studied for her postgraduate work-study on ballet. When she returned to Hong Kong, she was recruited by the Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong's leading professional ballet company. Zhu is said by many to resemble TVB actress Fala Chen.
cutenose  5/4/2017
Rebecca Maddern is an award-winning senior journalist, news reporter and presenter. Maddern is currently co-host of the AFL Footy Show on the Nine Network. She has previously worked at the Seven Network.
cutenose  5/6/2017
Rebecca Ferguson was born Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström in Stockholm, Sweden, and grew up in its Vasastaden district. Her father is Swedish, and her mother, Rosemary, is British, and moved from England to Sweden at the age of 25. Rebecca attended an English-speaking school in Sweden and was raised bilingual, speaking Swedish and English. As a student, she attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm and graduated in 1999. She came into prominence with her breakout role of upper-class girl Anna Gripenhielm in the soap-opera Nya tider, when she was 16 years old. She lives in the seaside town of Simrishamn, on the Swedish south coast. Ferguson has said she wanted to get away from city life and the public spotlight following her soap opera success. Swedish director Richard Hobert, spotted her at the town market in 2011, which led to her starring in his film En enkel till Antibes. Ferguson taught Argentinian Tango at a dance company in Sweden for a few years. In 2013, Rebecca played Queen Elizabeth Woodville in the BBC historical drama The White Queen, for which she got a Golden Globe nomination. In 2015, Ferguson played Ilsa Faust, the female lead in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Her co-star, Tom Cruise, chose her for the film after having seen her in the mini-series The White Queen. Her performance in the movie was highly praised and Rebecca will reprise her role in the sixth Mission: Impossible film. In 2016, she starred in Despite the Falling Snow, Florence Foster Jenkins and The Girl on the Train. Her upcoming projects are Life, The Snowman, The Greatest Showman, The Lady and the Panda and M:I 6 - Mission Impossible.
cutenose  5/24/2017
Honestly I can't stand this name. It's just so bland and common, and it just sounds too Jewish for my taste.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2017
Rebecca Parchment is a beauty queen who represented the Cayman Islands in Miss Universe 2008 and Miss World 2007. Parchment graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and also majored in Marketing.
cutenose  6/27/2017
I think this is an OK name, not one I'd personally use because it sounds a bit plain and grandma-ish, but not terrible,
― Anonymous User  7/18/2017
It's an alright name I guess. Not really a huge fan of how it sounds, but it's still usable.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2017
My name is Rebecca and I love it. For the most part, I go by "Rebecca" the majority of the time and always introduce myself as "Rebecca" because that is the name I prefer. My family struggle the most to call me my whole name because I changed from "Becky" to "Rebecca" in the 7th grade. I have discovered that people try to shorten it when they meet me, and unless I correct them right away they continue to use a diminutive form. Long story short, the many nicknames I've been given include: Becky, Becca, Bex, Bereikah (burr-ee-kah), Rebz, and Reba.
Bereikah  9/5/2017
The singer and actress Reba McEntire should be mentioned here, even though her given name is the short form Reba, not Rebecca. Also popping into my mind over and over as I read this entry is Mark Twain's character Becky Thatcher in "Tom Sawyer".
DHGoldfish  9/20/2017
My name is actually Rebecca, and I would like to share my opinion on this name based on experience. I do think this name can sound pretty, but it's not a name I like or would call someone else. It is a bit bland but can be spiced up a bit when paired with a nice middle name. The nicknames, Becky and Becca are not very flattering. The majority of people also misspell it which can be very aggravating. Rebecca is also a very common name which can make it boring.
― Anonymous User  10/13/2017
Rebecca and its diminutives, particularly "Becky" have become synonymous with white privilege among the African American community. So, it's not a very fun name to have. I never really liked it anyway.
nageuse  1/18/2018
I really don't like this name at all. I dislike the sound of this, it sounds bland and common, and the names Becca and Becky aren't any better.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2018
I'm really surprised to see so many negative comments about this name. I think Rebecca is a very pretty name. If it were my name I would not like people calling me the usual nicknames. I would only go by Rebecca as it is a very nice name.
Graceful1  2/9/2018
... from an unattested root probably meaning "join, tie, snare". Strong's concordance, Hebrew #7259, gives "fettering."

Figuratively, it would mean "captivating".
Sabertooth  2/19/2018
There was a Lebanese saint called Rebecca, her name translated from Arabic.
Hushpuppy  3/5/2018
Rebecca was going to be my name if I was a girl, according to my parents. Personally, I really like this name. If I have a daughter, I might name her this.
Cookie0927  3/16/2018
I saw someone was nicknamed Rutabaga. Me too! I thought I was the only one!
rebeccarutabaga  3/30/2018
Rebecca Mader is a British actress known for playing Zelena on tv show Once Upon a Time.
amanda82  4/17/2018

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