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If you want to name your child REBECCA, but want to name your child biblically, then you're better off naming your kid REBEKAH. I have never seen a Bible with a character named REBECCA, only REBEKAH.
― Anonymous User  4/3/2005
Actually, Rebecca was derived from Rebekah; not the other way around as commonly believed. Rebekah was Isaac's wife in the King James version of the bible. She was found standing at a well, and was the first woman seen by a member of Isaac's family, who was searching for a wife for him.
mercy4cooper  4/28/2005
Rebecca is actually in the bible. Romans 9:10 (KJV) spells it as Rebecca not Rebekah.
jocha  10/28/2005
In the version I, and everyone I know, uses (NIV), Romans 9:10 also spells it as Rebekah.
AndrewJKD  12/4/2005
Actually, Rebekah was first seen by the well by Isaac's father's servant, not an actual member of the family.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2006
If you want to use the older Biblical spelling of the name, you will want to use "REBECCA" (not "Rebekah"). The spelling "REBECCA" was used in the ancient Latin Vulgate (Bible) from the 4th Century A.D. (Of course, Rebecca is also used in the New Testament of the King James Bible, Romans 9:10.)
MJH  5/10/2012
I love the name Rebekah. I would either use this spelling or the spelling Rebecca.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2006
I like Rebekah better than its variant Rebecca.
ekatz7  7/6/2006
Since this is my name and the spelling, I absolutely love it, I never liked it as a child, but I've come to appreciate it a lot more as I've grown older. Also, every meaning I've looked up said that it meant "bound, or tied" which I thought was odd, but if you go deeper with it, it really suits me.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2006
Rebekah has been on the top 1000 list since the 1950's. Its most popular was 1990's where it ranked 151.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
I much prefer the spelling 'Rebekah' to 'Rebecca'. It is much more interesting and unique.
Surreal  10/15/2006
One of the possible meanings of this name is captivating or enchanting.
― Anonymous User  11/2/2006
I have checked all of my bibles and all of them spell this name as Rebekah. My bible versions consist of the new King James version, the New Century version, and the English Standard version.
Cyneburga  12/5/2006
I was told by someone on the name facts message board that the name Rebekah/Rebecca in Hebrew is pronounced Rivka. That is a cool new spelling for this name. =P
Cyneburga  12/5/2006
Rebekah is my name and I love it. I think it's very uniuqe, and I only know 1 other person with this name. Also I think that Rebecca is pretty, too.
gym4god  2/4/2007
I'm pretty sure the Biblical version I've always seen is Rebekah, but the original form of THAT I believe is Rivka.
― Anonymous User  4/1/2007
I love this name, it is my middle name, only when my parents named me they decided to spell it REBECKAH which I prefer. :)
samantha.rebeckah  8/9/2007
Rebekah, though biblical, is really too kreatyv for me. I'm very traditional like that. And in the Old Testament anyway, Rivka was Rebecca (or Rebekah) not Rebekah/Rebecca. I don't know the New Testament way, though.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2007
Rebekah Cunningham is the name of a 1621 girl in a book from the Sisters In Time series.
Patricia Underwood  2/16/2008
This spelling is much prettier than the much overused "Rebecca."
egyptianpanda  6/13/2008
In all honesty, I hate "Rebecca," but I read Beka Cooper (Tamora Pierce) and I've fallen in love with the name "Rebekah." The spelling of it makes such a big difference. =D
― Anonymous User  1/14/2009
I prefer this to Rebecca, it sounds more unique, more powerful, more majestic.
Lemur  12/24/2009
Not a fan of this name, but I like this spelling better than "Rebecca". It's less used and more unique.
sddorme  7/13/2010
I love this name, with this spelling. Don't really care for it spelled "Rebecca".
Chrila96  8/13/2010
A meaning of the name Rebekah is "faithful and steadfast".
piggypoole  10/7/2010
My name is Rebekah, I love this name and I can't imagine any other name. The only down side is when people miss spell my name as REBECCA or REBECA. Or when someone calls me Becky:(
A Bekah or Beks but not a Becky. My name is not common with my age group so it's nice to be the only on at school with my name :)
piggypoole  10/7/2010
My name is Rebekah and I really like it! I recommend this name, I think the spelling is prettier than Rebecca, and it is more unique spelled like that. You can also have many cute nicknames like, Bekah(mine:), Bek, Bekah Boo, (also Becky and Reba, but I don't like those).
-BekahBoo  10/14/2010
I love my name! My name is Rebekah Dawn & I think it fits me good since I have black-brown hair... I would recommend this name=)
― Anonymous User  11/14/2010
I prefer the shortened version, Bekah (I'm surprised it's not in the database). I have a friend with the name Rebekah and she hates it.
Megan1125  11/28/2010
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 (see 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 (usually spelled "Rebecca") was fairly common among the Pilgrims from England and their descendants in the 1600s and 1700s.

To clarify: The spellings "Rebekah" and "Rebecca" BOTH go all the way back to the original English Bible.
MJH  1/27/2011
Here is additional information. 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, verse Genesis 49:31 is shown. You can see for yourself that the older spelling is "Rebecca."
MJH  5/10/2012
I have never meet a Rebekah before but it looks more pretty than Rebecca.
555jazzy  7/20/2012
I like this a little better than Rebecca.
SEC908  12/28/2012
Better than rebecca!
SEC908  12/16/2013
I prefer the spelling Rebekah to Rebecca because it seems a little more unique without being weird. Both spellings are in the Bible. Rebekah is in the Old Testament and Rebecca is in the New Testament, IIRC. It is a timeless, beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  10/21/2014
Rebecca itself is fine, but this one can be a nice alternative.
Hushpuppy  11/16/2014
This spelling always reminds me of Hannukah. And it's more Hebrew looking, of course.
Hushpuppy  12/18/2014
My name is Rebekah and oddly, my nickname growing up has been "Kaye" because of the spelling. I like both names and feel like they compliment each other. As I grew older, only close friends and family would call me Kaye and so a new nickname had to given to me when I used Rebekah all the time. I started to call myself Becky/Beckybex which works for me. It sounds harder. Some people would prefer to call me Rebekah over Kaye when given the option, they say it suis me better. For a long while I felt like Kaye really suited me the best but now, I can't imagine myself being called anything else. Rebekah sounds common but my spelling is "different" according to a lot of people I encounter. I always get compliments on my spelling on how pretty it is. The K and the H makes the Rebekah sound and look significantly different from Rebecca. It also has more symmetry to it visually as the vowels are low and the consonants are tall and they alternate. I don't know, maybe I just love myself and my name too much but it's so pretty to me and I'm grateful to have this name. It means Beauty, Brains, and Brawn. How can you not be a proud bearer of this name? :P.
beckybex  4/22/2015
Rebekah is one of the original vampires in the TV series The Vampire Diaries. She also appears in the show's spin-off, The Originals.
OceanSoul  5/11/2015
I prefer this spelling to Rebecca. I saw somewhere that Rebekah could be nicknamed Ruby. Maybe a bit of a stretch, but I like the idea.
― Anonymous User  8/29/2015
I think that people naming their child Rebecca are spelling the name wrong. Because the name is spelled or should be spelled like Rebekah, and that is the correct spelling.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2016
My name is Rebekah, and someone told my mom the name means Bound to the Lord! I have loved that meaning and hope you love it too!
― Anonymous User  8/1/2017

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