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Gender: F Origin of Rebekah: Hebrew - original spelling of Rebekah Rebekah's Popularity in 2015: #524

Many parents prefer this spelling used in the authorized version of the Bible. Still, it's slipped considerably since it's heyday in the eighties and nineties.

Famous People Named Rebekah

Rebekah Welch, wife of Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch
Rebekah Baines Johnson, mother of U.S. President Lyndon Johnson
Rebekah Brooks, English journalist and newspaper editor
Rebekah Elmaloglou, Australian actress
Rebekah Staton, English actress
Rebekah Sullivan, American technologist/broadcast engineer
Rebekah Kochan, American actress
Rebekah Kim, aka Bekah, singer in Korean girl group After School

Pop Culture References for the name Rebekah

Rebekah Mikaelson, character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries" & ''The Originals''

From the original Hebrew 'Ribkah', possible meanings are "bound with rope" "ensnarer", "a noose".
From the Arabic, rabqat, "a tie-rope for animals," suggests that as a name it means the beauty by means men are snared or bound.
The root is found in Hebrew only in the noun meaning "stall" in the phrase "fatted calf" or "calf of the stall", and in view of the meaning of names like Rachel and Eglah the name Rebekah might well mean a "tied-up calf or lamb" one peculiarly choice and fat, suggesting that as a name it refers to her being a prime choice as a wife.