"to tie, bind"

Rivka Origin and Meaning

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

A traditional name still used in Orthodox families. Rivka is the original form of Rebekah or Rebecca, today used far more widely than the original. Rifka is a variation.

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Rivka in Pop Culture

  • From the original Hebrew 'Ribkah'now Rebekah, possible meanings are "bound with rope" "ensnarer", "a noose".
  • From the Arabicrabqat, "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.

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