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744k
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since 1880

Rebecca

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Snare
  • #71 All Time
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How popular is the name "Rebecca" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18802362360#92 girl name
18812262260#96 girl name
18822592590#99 girl name
18832442440
18842782780
18853023020#99 girl name
18863553550#95 girl name
18872752750
18883373370
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18903743740
18913203200
18923533530
18933583580
18943993990
18953863860
18963713710
18973763760
18983763760
18993473470
19005035030
19013423420
19023823820
19033343340
19043713710
19054024020
19063973970
19074004000
19084504500
19094774707
19105195190
19115465460
19127547540
19137447395
19148978907
19151,1691,1690
19161,1321,1320
19171,2151,2150
19181,2531,24310
19191,2671,2670
19201,2771,2698
19211,2721,2720
19221,3031,2967
19231,2801,2737
19241,3641,3586
19251,2111,2038
19261,1501,1455
19271,2661,2606
19281,1221,1220
19291,0851,0850
19301,1201,1137
19311,0961,0888
19321,1961,1897
19331,0731,0730
19341,1671,1616
19351,2081,2080
19361,2111,20110
19371,2171,2089
19381,5831,5749
19391,8041,7959
19402,5672,55512#96 girl name
19412,9332,9258#86 girl name
19423,2513,24011#85 girl name
19433,2753,2687#87 girl name
19443,2593,24712#84 girl name
19453,3373,3316#85 girl name
19464,8514,84110#68 girl name
19476,3426,32913#52 girl name
19486,8136,79716#50 girl name
19498,7948,77618#40 girl name
19509,4399,42217#36 girl name
195110,94510,93015#32 girl name
195212,24912,22623#30 girl name
195312,97512,95421#24 girl name
195413,23013,21020#26 girl name
195512,41612,39521#27 girl name
195612,19112,17219#27 girl name
195711,51611,48531#34 girl name
195810,42110,40417#41 girl name
195910,49310,47320#38 girl name
19609,9949,97024#38 girl name
196110,26410,23430#44 girl name
19629,4319,40922#47 girl name
19639,4229,39329#44 girl name
19649,4979,47423#46 girl name
196510,23910,21227#41 girl name
19669,8149,77737#40 girl name
19679,8489,81929#39 girl name
196810,25810,22929#33 girl name
196910,98910,95138#28 girl name
197010,88810,85929#29 girl name
197112,24312,19746#23 girl name
197213,31813,25464#14 girl name
197314,92814,87256#10 girl name
197415,22015,17149#10 girl name
197513,99713,92770#11 girl name
197614,54414,49153#12 girl name
197714,25214,19458#17 girl name
197813,85413,79955#17 girl name
197914,59814,54652#17 girl name
198015,33015,28248#17 girl name
198116,79716,73364#12 girl name
198215,78815,72464#15 girl name
198314,77014,71159#19 girl name
198413,38813,34345#23 girl name
198512,75412,70252#25 girl name
198611,84311,78756#26 girl name
198711,67511,62847#25 girl name
198811,90911,87039#26 girl name
198912,51512,43184#24 girl name
199013,70913,67039#21 girl name
199113,32813,29632#21 girl name
199213,12813,10820#20 girl name
199312,33212,31220#22 girl name
199411,29511,27916#24 girl name
19959,9169,90214#28 girl name
199610,63110,62011#24 girl name
19979,6289,61810#26 girl name
19988,4298,41811#30 girl name
19997,4357,42411#38 girl name
20007,0637,0558#39 girl name
20015,8855,8787#46 girl name
20025,2185,2108#54 girl name
20034,8634,8576#63 girl name
20044,4754,45322#70 girl name
20054,0073,9989#81 girl name
20063,5623,5566#96 girl name
20073,2173,2125
20082,9122,9057
20092,4642,4595
20102,2802,2800
20112,1072,1070
20122,0072,0070
20131,7851,7850
20141,7581,7580

Want to know about the populiarty of Rebecca? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 744,166 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 first appeared 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 16,733 babies. (That's a lot of baby Rebeccas)

According to the 1939 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rebecca" ranks #76 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 82 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1939. Across the entire United States a total of 1,804 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Rebecca" mean?

Rebecca (Hebrew): Snare

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

R is for rational, the way you think.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

B is for beauty, that comes from within.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

C is for captive, your web of charm.

C is for change, you are able to adapt.

A is for able, for you surely are.

Your name in reverse order is "Acceber". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Recebac". 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.

Where is the name Rebecca popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Rebecca in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Rebecca

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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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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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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Past life for Rebecca born Mar 15, 1925

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Egypt approximately on 1425. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

Name poster for Rebecca

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