Word name

Rebel Origin and Meaning

The name Rebel is a girl's name of English origin meaning "rebel".

Asking for trouble. Rebel Wilson is a hilarious Australian actress who puts a female spin on this contemporary badass baby name. Still, we think this name is truly gender neutral – though hardly neutral in any other way. Rebel is undoubtedly one of the edgiest girls' names starting with the letter R.

American filmmaker Robert Rodriguez gave the name Rebel to one of his four sons (a brother to Rocket, Racer, Rogue, and daughter Rhiannon).

# 1917 on Nameberry

Rebel Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Rebel Popularity

Famous People Named Rebel

  • Rebel Melanie Elizabeth WilsonAustralian actress
  • Rebel PenfoldRussell, Australian film producer and actress
  • Rebel Randall (born Alaine Brandes)American actress

Rebel in Pop Culture

  • "Rebel Belle" book by Rachel Hawkins
  • Rebel Alleycharacter on "Arrested Development"
  • Rebecca "Rebel" Knightmain character on BET's show Rebel