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Rebecca

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Meaning and origin
Rebecca is a Hebrew girl name. The meaning of the name is `bound, tied ,Loyal`.


Where is it used?
The name Rebecca is mainly used in English, Italian and in the bible.

How do they say it elsewhere?
Rebecka (In Swedish)
Rebeca (In Spanish and in Portuguese)
Rebekah (In Jewish)
Rivka (In Jewish)
Rebeka (In Hungarian)
Rebekka (In German, Danish and in Norwegian)
Rébecca (In French)
Rebeckah (In English (Modern))
Rebeccah (In English (Modern))


In combination with other names:
In English (Modern): Rebeccanne (F)


If it's too long people might use
In English: Becka
In English: Becca
In English: Beckah
In English: Reba


See also
In English: Becky (F)
In Other languages: Reva


What Rebecca`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    It's old fashioned/classic, quite formal and biblical
    The worst thing about the name:
    I've met quite a few other Rebecca's
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    Kitty
    Extra information:
    I dislike the nickname Becca, i refuse to let anyone call me Becca lol.
  2. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    Its a name I do anything about it
    The worst thing about the name:
    I love it
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    If I wasn't Rebecca I Would have been ruth or mary
    Extra information:
    U need to love it
  3. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
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    The worst thing about the name:
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    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    1
    Extra information:
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  4. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    1
    The worst thing about the name:
    1
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    -1'
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  5. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    -1'
    The worst thing about the name:
    1
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    1
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  6. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    The best thing about my name REBECCA is, it reminds me of how succesful the Rebecca in d Bible was and it inspired me to work hard and gives me the asrurance that i'll never fail because i serve the same God Rebecca in the Bible served. And it works
    The worst thing about the name:
    I love my name.
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    If i wasn't Rebecca, maybe Shantel, Juliet or the likes i would've turn to, God knows best.
    Extra information:
  7. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    LOYALTY
    The worst thing about the name:
    NOTHING
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    FAVOUR
    Extra information:
  8. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    Beautiful, biblical, Becca, cool meaning
    The worst thing about the name:
    Becky (highly dislike it when people call me that)
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    Nothing. I wouldn't change it for the world
    Extra information:
    It means captivating/beautiful, faithful wife, servant of God, and loyal ~Love it!!!!
  9. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    That even if the spelling does change it is a pretty international name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing I can think of, except when people mistakenly think they can call me Becky.
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    I think I was going to be a Molly..
    Extra information:
    Rebecca's rock!
  10. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    It's a beautiful name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Having others spelling it wrongly. Some always spell with 1 'c'.
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    it'll not be me.
    Extra information:
    I'm glad to be Rebecca.
  11. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    Being called Becca :)
    The worst thing about the name:
    Being called Becky >_>
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    I would like either Vexus, Rebella (or Bella) or Isabella (Bella or Izzy)
    Extra information:
    It's biblical, which is a little bothering because i am athiest.
  12. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    It's biblical.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Being called Becky.
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    It would be Clarke Gabrielle.
    Extra information:
  13. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    nothing
    The worst thing about the name:
    GIMME THAT BECKKKKY!
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    ?
    Extra information:
    NOPE
  14. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    It's fun and I get to be a Becca
    The worst thing about the name:
    So many other people have it
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    I'd like Selena, but my mom was thinking Gail so i lucked out
    Extra information:
    rebeccas are awesome and fun :)
  15. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    Am a peace maker
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothin is wrong about the name
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    Emmanuela
    Extra information:
    Its a unique name
  16. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    I'm the only Rebecca in my school!
    The worst thing about the name:
    People call me Rebecca Black! Really annoying!
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    I really don't know!
    Extra information:
    I love that I can have alot of nicknames!
  17. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    becca
    The worst thing about the name:
    it Very common
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    BLESSING
    Extra information:
    i loue de name
  18. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    The wide array of nicknames! I am personally a Becca, but I get called others sometimes as well.
    The worst thing about the name:
    It is dreadfully common, and the nickname Becky is a little bleh. But my middle name is Louise so I get called Beckie-Lou, which I have become quite fond of.
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    I would have been either Rachel, Hannah, or Abby.
    Extra information:
    It's fun to have the nicknames, kinda boring of a name, but I like it enough!
  19. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    It's my name
    The worst thing about the name:
    Its not your name
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    It would be Bec
    Extra information:
    Im awesome
  20. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    It's biblical,given 2 beautiful and very wise females like rebekah in d bible
    The worst thing about the name:
    That it means young cow according 2 some books
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    I will b called becky,still rebecca. Tanks mum and dad 4 givin me dis name
    Extra information:
    What is the true meaning of rebecca? Captivated,loyal,bound,tied or young cow.
  21. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    It means beautiful.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Like everyone else, I hate the name Becky! I'm glad I'm not called it that often.
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    Even though I love my name, I would want to be called Julliete.
    Extra information:
    I'm religious, so the name being in the bible means a lot to me.
  22. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    It sounds so sweet and elegant,I love my name when fellas call me
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    I would like to be called Hefshiba
    Extra information:
  23. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    Because it is cute
    The worst thing about the name:
    I hate the nickname becky
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    I could have been olivie
    Extra information:
  24. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    I like writing my nickname, Becca, in cursive. It's fun!
    The worst thing about the name:
    I don't like the nickname Becky.
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    My mom would've named me Olivia.
    Extra information:
    I love hearing someone on TV with the name Rebecca. It's so funny to hear my own name on TV.
  25. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    It's absolutely beautiful. It's elegant, full, and old fashion, but it can be made short, cute, and stylish w/ Becca!
    The worst thing about the name:
    I hate BECKY! But other than that, it's a perfect, beautiful name:)
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    I would of been Emma, which is a cute but a super popular, overused name. Instead my mom made Emily, which sounds similar, my middle name.
    Extra information:
    It's in the bible. We are maidens of beauty, honesty, and kindness. How cool is that? Go Rebeccas
  26. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    Its fun to say and there are a lot of nicknames for it.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing, except becky
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    I would be named dawn pry
    Extra information:
  27. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    My uncle got my name from his dream given by the unknown old man.. :))
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing.. :D
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    It would be Gabrilla.. ( My father likes this name ) hihi
    Extra information:
    I really love being called biko!! ^o^
  28. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    It begins with an R and its pretty :)
    The worst thing about the name:
    Having the nickname beckie and its quite common from where i am.
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    i wouldn't be me...
    Extra information:
    it doesnt rhyme so no bullying ;P
  29. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    It is a biblical name and my Mother's name and my Father gave it to me and my son has given it to my youngest granddaughter, the oldest girl's name is saraah.
    The worst thing about the name:
    I can think of nothing that is wrong with it.
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    Perish the thought
    Extra information:
    I'm glad my mother finally agreed with my father on the name. I think it fits my calling, a prophetess.
  30. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    It is a beautiful name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    The nickname Becky, it stuck when I was a child and I can't get rid of it.
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    I wanted to change my name when I was younger to Sarah.
    Extra information:
    If you name your child Rebecca, don't call them Becky.
  31. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    it can be changed to becca, becky, beck, bex etc.
    The worst thing about the name:
    that its a common name
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    i wouldnt be me!
    Extra information:
  32. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    Has loads of cute nicknames
    The worst thing about the name:
    BEKKY OR BECKY; its too common :)
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    It would be alexandra or chelsea; i luv both
    Extra information:
  33. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    Easy to spell
    The worst thing about the name:
    Beck, Bex, Bexsy, Rebs, Baby B (youngest Rebecca in my group there is 2 Rebeccas she gets called Big B) so basically the nicknames I get called.
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    it would have been Ebony and i like the name aswell!
    Extra information:
    Why didnt my parents call me Ebony, i would have been unique instead of a common name! Grr. =P
  34. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    Its biblical so there is a sense of innocence.
    The worst thing about the name:
    BECKY!
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    It would have been Lindsey so im quite thankful
    Extra information:
    It is getting less common so it would be fine to name a child now.
  35. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    you can call youself lots of other things because rebecca has many knicknames and variations like becky,becks,becca etc
    The worst thing about the name:
    there are lots of rebeccas! its a very common names and it gets annoying so many people having the same name as you.
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    My mum told me possible names they where going to call me when i was born were, alicia, alice, or rebecca-clare which is a really long double barrel name instead my middle name is clare
    Extra information:
    i hate my name because its so common!!! I want to be unique
  36. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    It's pretty to look at and you rarely have to spell it to anyone
    The worst thing about the name:
    It's way too common and I have difficulty pronouncing it...
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    My mother wanted to call me Sarah - just as common so I expect my life would have been much the same lol
    Extra information:
    It's a nice enough name with lots of nicknames but I would have liked something a little more unique.
  37. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    You can still call me Becca, and Im the same person!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Thanks to the rapper Plies.. I hate being called Becky. It has ruined my life!!!
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    It would be Elisabeth named after my gradma!
    Extra information:
  38. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    its really versitile you can call yourself so many different things, you can meke you name fit your personality, i personally love all the nicknames
    The worst thing about the name:
    when i was younger i didnt like it i was always called becky and hated it when i was in troubel and got called rebecca
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    duno parents wernt really expecting a girl..nathan i think
    Extra information:
  39. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    it sounds good and all my friends think its a pretty name
    The worst thing about the name:
    all the nicknames i hate beimg called becky!
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    it would be madaline
    Extra information:
    rebecca is an amazing name.!!!!!! :)
  40. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    It's a very trustworthy sounding name (at least i think so :)
    The worst thing about the name:
    Too many choices of nicknames...
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    I would be sad :(
    Extra information:
  41. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    my name is Victoria (well vickie) and ppl always mistake it for beckie. must be how i pronouce it. But i love the name rebecca. it unusual where i come from. so pretty
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:

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  42. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    It sounds professional and will help me get taken seriously in academia.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People calling me nicknames that I don't like.
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    It would be some other biblical name. We all have one.
    Extra information:
  43. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    its a unique name
    The worst thing about the name:
    it doesnt ryme with anythng
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    it wouldve been marrissa
    Extra information:
    ilove my name
  44. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    it doesnt ryme with stuff so when ur a kid no one can make fun of you....lol
    The worst thing about the name:
    people try to call me becky
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    it would have been chezaria but my parents changed there mind at the last min
    Extra information:
    its in the bible
  45. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    Its not a common name
    The worst thing about the name:
    i hate the name :L
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    it would be morgan or Bailey .. which i both prefere .. if i was a boy .. Mathew .. :| .. god forbit x
    Extra information:
    eeh .. i will think twice before naming my child lol
  46. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    I've met very few! Nobody every asks me to repeat it!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Everyone spells it a different way. Or they assume you're a Becky... ew... I'm a Becca - Becky's and Becca's are VERY different people! lol!
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    I would have been Nathan Benjamin or Benjamin Nathan... nice names, but I'm happy to be a girl! :-)
    Extra information:
    It's just a good, old-fashioned, wholesome name!
  47. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    rebecca is a nice name
    The worst thing about the name:
    the worts
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:

    Extra information:
  48. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    Its pretty and you can have loads of nicknames!! e.g becca,bex,becky
    The worst thing about the name:
    Well it can get kind of boring and alot of people are called rebecca
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    then i wudnt be me lol
    Extra information:
    rebeccas rule hahahah
  49. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    It has a meaning and its in history.
    The worst thing about the name:
    So many different ways of spelling it... Mine is Rebeca
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    I would have been named Raquel... well at least that's what my mum has said.
    Extra information:
    It sounds really cool...
  50. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    People know how to spell it and pronounce it,
    The worst thing about the name:
    That there are so many! Out of a year group of about 100 people, we had about 7 Rebeccas.
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    somthing else would be. Its just a name.
    Extra information:
  51. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    when i was young - nothing, but now i am in my 30's i find it a very respectful name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    getting called Becca, which i hate.
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    not that i can recall
    Extra information:
    a good old bible name always looks good on a C.V. and i find they are taken a little more seriously than most modern names by employers.
  52. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    It's fairly unique. I didn't know too many with my name growing up or even now.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Teachers and others assume I'm called Becky which I am not and don't want to be. I don't mind Becca and that's what most people call me if they know me well.
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    Don't think so
    Extra information:
    I like my name, it's unique and I like shortening it to Becca.
  53. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    The Kids Call me miss Beckie
    The worst thing about the name:
    Sara Rebecca Biblical mess up married to my son or something
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    I'd rather be Beth or a Baillie or anything else
    Extra information:
    3 rebecca's in my class I was s
  54. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    The Kids Call me miss Beckie
    The worst thing about the name:
    Sar Rebecca Biblical mess up married to my son or something
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    I'd rather be Beth or a Baillie or anything else
    Extra information:
    3 rebecca's in my class I was s
  55. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    its an elegant name
    The worst thing about the name:
    theres too many of us
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    nooooo
    Extra information:
  56. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    Having all my nick names
    The worst thing about the name:
    When people make fun of my name
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    Having every one call me bex and becky and bekka
    Extra information:
    I really love being called rebecca!
  57. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    its a sophisticated name that sounds quite professional when i use the full name
    The worst thing about the name:
    people shorten it to becky or becks
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    my name tag for work!!!
    Extra information:
    i would have liked to have an original name but at least you can always buy personalised pens and mugs with this one!!!
  58. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    I can shorten it to Beckie
    The worst thing about the name:
    to common and plain
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    Life would be better
    Extra information:
    there is actually some one in the states with the very same name
  59. The best thing about the name Rebecca:
    Connection to historical people, even fictional ones.
    The worst thing about the name:
    When people prounounce it wrong.
    If my name wasn`t Rebecca....:
    my personality...i believe that a name does add to your personality.
    Extra information:


More `Rebecca` links
Rebecca as abbreviation
Actors named Rebecca
Rebecca in the encyclopedia





Statistics for Rebecca

Rebecca appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 105. In the last 128 years Rebecca has occupied a spot in the top 1000 without interruptions. The name reached the top-100 23 times. 1980 was a `top year` for the name Rebecca. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #17. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
2007105
200696
200581
200470
200363
200254
200146
200039
199938
199830
199726
199624
199528
199424
199322
199220
199121
199021
198017
197029
196038
195036
194096
1930176
1920175
1910154
1900125
1890107
188092


See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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rebecca
i have always been called becca for short but i was told that being called by a nickename changes your personality and you should always be called by your proper name
rebecca
my freinds call me becky because my school is full of rebecca. when my mum called me rebecca the name might not have been that popular but i think its definatly too popular for my likeing i would never call my child rebecca.
Rebekah
people always use to call me becky.i dislike the nickname becky.Now people know me as Bex.i love it.and plus no one really seems to have a nickname like it
Rebecca
i absolutely dislike my name i wish i was named after my mom
Rebekah
I love my name, It is pretty, but professional and clean. I have gone by Becky outside of work all my life. No one has ever been able to tease me about my name.
Andy
A realiy nice and cool name, sounds proffesional too ... shortens well...
Rebeca
I am a Rebecca and discovered Pcahontas herself adopted this name when she decided to be of christian religion. ;)
Rebecca!!!
I like my name Rebecca because its a very nice name and nickname i also like my nick name Becky because its just nice everybody calls me either Rebecca or becky but my friend next door to me calls me bacca,bacca.
jerusalem
rebecca is anice name i really like it i hope it was my name butam a god mother of a baby girl named rebecca
Rebecca
I think the name rebecca would be a beautiful name if it wasn't so common rebecca is my name and i hate it simply because there are so many rebeccas! my best friend is also called rebecca never being the only rebecca anywere has probably given me a complex
Rebecca
I like my name! it suits me!and nothing rhymes with it! i never got bullied over my name! if my name wasnt rebecca then i would call my child rebecca
Beckles
My names Rebecca and I've only met about three people with the same name, which isn't so bad. Hardly anyone spells it right though! Overall, I like my name. If it wasn't Rebecca it would have been Sarah and I have met one to many Sarah's in my lifetime :)
Kayla
my mom's name is Rebecca and she is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!She is very smart and succesfull and loving....she is also a GOD fearing woman......thats why her name rocks my socks!!!!!!:)
Rebecca
The worst part about the nickname BECKY is that ignorant people use that for a sexual term -___- not cute.

imlove that freakin name
Rebecca
I love my name, although I use Rebecca mostly for formal occasions like at work or forms. I go by Becky most of the time and I like having that choice.
Rebecca
I love my name and people call me Becky witch I love it suits me my sister calls me beks i hate being called becca it sounds dumb but everyone loves my Names and say their fitting who else gets to be called by different names
Rebca
I have always found that Rebecca is an induvidual name, though extremely common. It is a name that can be warped to suit various personalities, and though personally I dispise it when people try call me Rebecca simply to see what my reaction will be, I know many people who enjoy having the name.
rebekah
i love my name no person with my name spells it this way but i really want a unique name
Maddie
My mums called Rebecca I love the name Rebecca
Rebecca
I have people calling me with a variety of nicknames like: Reb, Rebs, Rebec, Rebecs, Bec, Becs, Becky, Becca. Thank goodness nobody reduces my name to only Ca.
REBECCA
I LUV MY NAME,IT BRINGS LUCKY.
-1'
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Don
The name Rebecca sings a song to my heart. Said with love it brings a smile to my face and a melody to my day.


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