The name Rebecca is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "servant of God". Rebecca is ranked #216 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop 2 add 1!!!Girls names!".
From the experts:
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 pretty and prudent choice. Rebecca remains one of the top girls' names starting with R. 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.