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Gender: Female Meaning of Rivka: "servant of God" Origin of Rivka: Hebrew Rivka's Popularity in 2017: #811

The name Rivka is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "servant of God". Rivka is ranked #811 on our popularity charts and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

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A traditional name still used in Orthodox families. Rifka is a variation.

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Famous People Named Rivka

Rivka Galchen, Canadian-American novelist
Rivka Yahav, Israeli psychologist
Rivka Keren (born Katalin Friedländer), Hungarian-Israeli novelist
Rivka Oxman, Israeli architect
Rivka Basman Ben-Hayim, Lithuanian-Israeli poet
Rivka Bertisch Meir, American psychologist
Rivka Golani, Israeli violist
Rivka Ravitz, Israeli political advistor

Pop Culture References for the name Rivka

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