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Rebecca

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72k Rebekah (Hebrew)
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How popular is the baby name Rebecca in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 236 236 0 #92 girl name
1881 226 226 0 #96 girl name
1882 259 259 0 #99 girl name
1883 244 244 0
1884 278 278 0
1885 302 302 0 #100 girl name
1886 355 355 0 #95 girl name
1887 275 275 0
1888 337 337 0
1889 337 337 0
1890 374 374 0
1891 320 320 0
1892 353 353 0
1893 358 358 0
1894 399 399 0
1895 386 386 0
1896 371 371 0
1897 376 376 0
1898 376 376 0
1899 347 347 0
1900 503 503 0
1901 342 342 0
1902 382 382 0
1903 334 334 0
1904 371 371 0
1905 402 402 0
1906 397 397 0
1907 400 400 0
1908 451 451 0
1909 477 470 7
1910 519 519 0
1911 546 546 0
1912 754 754 0
1913 744 739 5
1914 897 890 7
1915 1,169 1,169 0
1916 1,132 1,132 0
1917 1,215 1,215 0
1918 1,253 1,243 10
1919 1,267 1,267 0
1920 1,277 1,269 8
1921 1,272 1,272 0
1922 1,303 1,296 7
1923 1,280 1,273 7
1924 1,365 1,359 6
1925 1,211 1,203 8
1926 1,150 1,145 5
1927 1,266 1,260 6
1928 1,122 1,122 0
1929 1,084 1,084 0
1930 1,120 1,113 7
1931 1,097 1,089 8
1932 1,196 1,189 7
1933 1,073 1,073 0
1934 1,167 1,161 6
1935 1,208 1,208 0
1936 1,211 1,201 10
1937 1,217 1,208 9
1938 1,583 1,574 9
1939 1,804 1,795 9
1940 2,567 2,555 12 #96 girl name
1941 2,934 2,926 8 #86 girl name
1942 3,251 3,240 11 #85 girl name
1943 3,275 3,268 7 #87 girl name
1944 3,259 3,247 12 #84 girl name
1945 3,337 3,331 6 #85 girl name
1946 4,850 4,840 10 #68 girl name
1947 6,344 6,331 13 #52 girl name
1948 6,812 6,796 16 #50 girl name
1949 8,793 8,775 18 #40 girl name
1950 9,442 9,425 17 #36 girl name
1951 10,949 10,934 15 #32 girl name
1952 12,248 12,225 23 #30 girl name
1953 12,978 12,957 21 #24 girl name
1954 13,229 13,209 20 #26 girl name
1955 12,415 12,394 21 #27 girl name
1956 12,192 12,173 19 #27 girl name
1957 11,518 11,486 32 #34 girl name
1958 10,420 10,404 16 #41 girl name
1959 10,494 10,474 20 #38 girl name
1960 9,993 9,969 24 #38 girl name
1961 10,263 10,233 30 #44 girl name
1962 9,431 9,409 22 #47 girl name
1963 9,422 9,393 29 #44 girl name
1964 9,496 9,473 23 #46 girl name
1965 10,241 10,214 27 #41 girl name
1966 9,815 9,778 37 #40 girl name
1967 9,848 9,819 29 #39 girl name
1968 10,258 10,229 29 #33 girl name
1969 10,989 10,951 38 #28 girl name
1970 10,887 10,858 29 #29 girl name
1971 12,243 12,197 46 #23 girl name
1972 13,320 13,256 64 #14 girl name
1973 14,926 14,870 56 #10 girl name
1974 15,218 15,169 49 #10 girl name
1975 13,998 13,928 70 #11 girl name
1976 14,546 14,493 53 #12 girl name
1977 14,252 14,194 58 #17 girl name
1978 13,855 13,799 56 #17 girl name
1979 14,600 14,548 52 #17 girl name
1980 15,331 15,283 48 #17 girl name
1981 16,801 16,737 64 #12 girl name
1982 15,790 15,726 64 #15 girl name
1983 14,770 14,711 59 #19 girl name
1984 13,390 13,345 45 #23 girl name
1985 12,754 12,702 52 #25 girl name
1986 11,843 11,787 56 #26 girl name
1987 11,675 11,628 47 #25 girl name
1988 11,909 11,870 39 #26 girl name
1989 12,515 12,431 84 #24 girl name
1990 13,709 13,670 39 #21 girl name
1991 13,328 13,296 32 #21 girl name
1992 13,129 13,109 20 #20 girl name
1993 12,334 12,314 20 #22 girl name
1994 11,294 11,278 16 #24 girl name
1995 9,917 9,903 14 #28 girl name
1996 10,636 10,624 12 #24 girl name
1997 9,633 9,623 10 #26 girl name
1998 8,430 8,419 11 #30 girl name
1999 7,435 7,424 11 #38 girl name
2000 7,064 7,056 8 #39 girl name
2001 5,887 5,880 7 #46 girl name
2002 5,218 5,210 8 #54 girl name
2003 4,864 4,858 6 #63 girl name
2004 4,478 4,456 22 #70 girl name
2005 4,010 4,001 9 #81 girl name
2006 3,562 3,556 6 #96 girl name
2007 3,218 3,213 5
2008 2,914 2,907 7
2009 2,467 2,462 5
2010 2,280 2,280 0
2011 2,111 2,111 0
2012 2,008 2,008 0
2013 1,791 1,791 0
2014 1,774 1,774 0
2015 1,709 1,709 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Rebecca baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 745,956 babies born with the name Rebecca in the United States. That's more than enough Rebeccas to occupy the country of Equatorial Guinea with an estimated population of 740,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 236 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Rebecca" was in 1981 with a total of 16,737 babies. (That's a lot of baby Rebeccas)

According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rebecca" ranks #24 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 324 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1978. Across the entire United States a total of 13,855 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Rebecca popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Rebecca" mean? The list below shows the origins of Rebecca as well as things modernly associated with the name Rebecca such as celebrities named Rebecca.

Origin and Meaning of Rebecca

The name "Rebecca" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Snare". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Rebecca Gayheart

Rebecca Gayheart is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1990 to present. Rebecca was born in 1972 in Hazard, Kentucky, United States.

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Rebecca De Mornay

Rebecca De Mornay is an actress and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1982 to present. Rebecca was born in 1961 as Rebecca Jane Pearch in Santa Rosa, California, U.S.

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Renee Olstead

Renee Olstead is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1995 to present. Renee was born in 1989 as Rebecca Renee Olstead in Kingwood, Texas, U.S.

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Becki Newton

Becki Newton is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Becki was born in 1978 as Rebecca Sara Newton in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Rebecca Breeds

Rebecca Breeds is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Rebecca was born in 1987 as Rebecca Elizabeth Breeds in Australia.

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Rebecca Loos

Rebecca Loos is a reality tv star, tv presenter, and glamour model. Rebecca was born in 1977 as Rebecca Loos Bartholdi in Madrid, Spain.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Rebecca

Rebecca Black
Rebecca Ferguson
Rebecca Hall
Rebecca Taylor
Rebecca Liddicoat
Rebecca Minkoff
Rebecca Soteros
Rebecca Sugar

Alternative Meanings

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

E is for extra, those little things you do!

B is for beloved, as you are to many.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

C is for complete, nothing further needed here.

C is for change, you are able to adapt.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

Your name in reverse order is "Acceber". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Accereb". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Rebecca born Jul 18, 1927

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Australia approximately on 1775. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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