Yiddish variation of Rivka, Hebrew
"to tie, bind"

Rifka Origin and Meaning

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

The Yiddish form of Rivka hums along at the bottom of the baby name charts. It's been given to anywhere between 5 and 20 baby girls since the late '60s. Rivka is currently more than 30 times as popular, but for Jewish families, the softer (but still saucy) Rifka may be due for a comeback.

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Famous People Named Rifka

  • Rifka LodeizenDutch actress
  • Rifka AngelRussian,American painter
  • Rifka Groenteman (b. 2011)daughter of Aaf Brandt Corstius

Rifka in Pop Culture

  • "Letters from Rifka" novel by Karen Hesse

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