"to tie, bind"

Rebecca Origin and Meaning

The name Rebecca is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "to tie, bind".

Rebecca is a name representing beauty in the Bible, an Old Testament classic that reached the heights of revived popularity in the seventies but is still a well-used choice. It derives from the Hebrew name Rivkah, from the verb ribbqah, meaning "noose." The biblical Rebecca was the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob. Rebekah was a common spelling of the name in the Bible.

The Becca short form is more stylish now than homespun Becky. Nickname Becky is a staple in such classics as A Little Princess, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Vanity Fair, while the full form features in the eponymous Daphne du Maurier novel, in Ivanhoe, and in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.

Rebecca remains one of the top girls' names starting with R.

# 296 in the US

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Famous People Named Rebecca

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  • Rebecca SklootAmerican writer
  • Rebecca Sophia ClarkeAmerican children's author
  • Rebecca ClarkeEnglish composer
  • Rebecca West (born Cicely Isabel Fairfield)English author
  • Rebecca Jane De MornayAmerican actress
  • Rebecca MillerAmerican film director
  • Rebecca MinkoffAmerican fashion designer
  • Rebecca GayheartAmerican actress
  • Rebecca Lynn "Becky" HammonAmerican basketball player
  • Rebecca Renee BlackAmerican pop singer
  • Rebecca Quin aka Becky LynchIrish pro wrestler
  • Rebecca Melise "Becca" TobinAmerican actress and singer
  • Rebecca Emily "Becca" HollcraftAmerican singer of band Stars in Stereo
  • Rebecca Lynn "Becca" BradleyAmerican Christian singer
  • Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong aka BeccaGhanaian singer
  • Rebecca "Becky" RossoEnglish actress; twin sister Milly Rosso
  • Rebecca Adlington OBEOlympic medal winning swimmer
  • Rebecca FieldAmerican actress
  • Rebecca June "Bec" CartwrightAustralian actress
  • Rebecca Bylerex,Amish woman (reality show "Breaking Amish")
  • Rebecca KrohnAmerican ballerina
  • Rebecca St. JamesAustralian Christian singer
  • Rebecca MarinoCanadian tennis player
  • Rebecca HallEnglish,American actress
  • Rebecca RittenhouseAmerican actress
  • Rebecca Claire "Becky" HillEnglish pop singer
  • Rebecca "Becky" DownieBritish gymnast
  • Rebecca Treston aka Becky BaylessAmerican professional wrestler
  • Rebecca Elizabeth "Becky" SauerbrunnAmerican soccer player
  • Rebecca Ann "Becca" MorosAmerican soccer player
  • Rebecca "Becky" EdwardsAmerican soccer player
  • Rebecca Welles Manningdaughter of Rita Hayworth & Orson Welles
  • Rebecca QuinnCanadian soccer player
  • Rebecca GergaloFinnish rhythmic gymnast
  • Rebecca ShoichetCanadian actress

Rebecca in Pop Culture

  • Rebecca de Wintercharacter in "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier
  • Rebecca Rowena Randallcharacter in "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," by Kate Douglas Wiggins
  • Rebecca "Bex" Baxtercharacter in "Gallagher Girls" by Ally Carter
  • Rebecca Louise Chadwickcharacter in "The Mother,Daughter Book Club"
  • Rebecca Howecharacter on TV's "Cheers"
  • Rebecca RubinAmerican Girl doll
  • Rebecca Chamberscharacter in "Resident Evil"
  • Rebecca Cranecharacter in "Assassin's Creed"
  • Rebecca DonaldsonKatsopolis, Jesse's wife on TV's "Full House"
  • Rebecca "Becky" Bloomwoodcharacter in "Confessions of a Shopaholic"
  • Rebecca "Becky" ConnorHealy, character on "Roseanne"
  • Rebecca "Bex" Mackcharacter on Disney's Andi Mack
  • Rebecca Cotswoldscharacter on South Park
  • Rebecca Suttercharacter on "How to Get Away with Murder"
  • Rebeccacharacter in "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott
  • Rebecca "Beca" Mitchellmain character in "Pitch Perfect"
  • Rebecca "Newt" Jordencharacter in the movie "Aliens"
  • Rebecca Grangercharacter on TV's "Recovery Road"
  • Rebecca Bunchlead character on TV's "Crazy Ex,Girlfriend"
  • Rebecca "Becky" Barnescharacter in the movie "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"
  • Rebeccacharacter in the movie "Lights Out"
  • "Rebecca Lynn" song by Bryan White
  • "Rebecca Came Back from Mecca" 1921 pop song
  • "Rebecca" song by Tesla Boy
  • RebeccaJapanese pop band