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744k
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Rebecca

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Snare
  • #71 All Time
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72k Rebekah (Hebrew)
2k Rebekka (Hebrew)

How popular is the 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 #99 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 450 450 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 1,364 1,358 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 1,085 1,085 0
1930 1,120 1,113 7
1931 1,096 1,088 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 2,933 2,925 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 4,851 4,841 10 #68 girl name
1947 6,342 6,329 13 #52 girl name
1948 6,813 6,797 16 #50 girl name
1949 8,794 8,776 18 #40 girl name
1950 9,439 9,422 17 #36 girl name
1951 10,945 10,930 15 #32 girl name
1952 12,249 12,226 23 #30 girl name
1953 12,975 12,954 21 #24 girl name
1954 13,230 13,210 20 #26 girl name
1955 12,416 12,395 21 #27 girl name
1956 12,191 12,172 19 #27 girl name
1957 11,516 11,485 31 #34 girl name
1958 10,421 10,404 17 #41 girl name
1959 10,493 10,473 20 #38 girl name
1960 9,994 9,970 24 #38 girl name
1961 10,264 10,234 30 #44 girl name
1962 9,431 9,409 22 #47 girl name
1963 9,422 9,393 29 #44 girl name
1964 9,497 9,474 23 #46 girl name
1965 10,239 10,212 27 #41 girl name
1966 9,814 9,777 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 10,888 10,859 29 #29 girl name
1971 12,243 12,197 46 #23 girl name
1972 13,318 13,254 64 #14 girl name
1973 14,928 14,872 56 #10 girl name
1974 15,220 15,171 49 #10 girl name
1975 13,997 13,927 70 #11 girl name
1976 14,544 14,491 53 #12 girl name
1977 14,252 14,194 58 #17 girl name
1978 13,854 13,799 55 #17 girl name
1979 14,598 14,546 52 #17 girl name
1980 15,330 15,282 48 #17 girl name
1981 16,797 16,733 64 #12 girl name
1982 15,788 15,724 64 #15 girl name
1983 14,770 14,711 59 #19 girl name
1984 13,388 13,343 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 13,128 13,108 20 #20 girl name
1993 12,332 12,312 20 #22 girl name
1994 11,295 11,279 16 #24 girl name
1995 9,916 9,902 14 #28 girl name
1996 10,631 10,620 11 #24 girl name
1997 9,628 9,618 10 #26 girl name
1998 8,429 8,418 11 #30 girl name
1999 7,435 7,424 11 #38 girl name
2000 7,063 7,055 8 #39 girl name
2001 5,885 5,878 7 #46 girl name
2002 5,218 5,210 8 #54 girl name
2003 4,863 4,857 6 #63 girl name
2004 4,475 4,453 22 #70 girl name
2005 4,007 3,998 9 #81 girl name
2006 3,562 3,556 6 #96 girl name
2007 3,217 3,212 5
2008 2,912 2,905 7
2009 2,464 2,459 5
2010 2,280 2,280 0
2011 2,107 2,107 0
2012 2,007 2,007 0
2013 1,785 1,785 0
2014 1,758 1,758 0

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 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 16,733 babies. (That's a lot of baby Rebeccas)

According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rebecca" ranks #48 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 33 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1962. Across the entire United States a total of 9,431 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.

Hebrew

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 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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Alternative Meanings

R is for realist, the way you are.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

B is for bestow, as you give so much.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

C is for comic, laughter is your tonic.

C is for calm, a pleasant trait.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Your name in reverse order is "Acceber". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Cebrcea". 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 Feb 21, 2006

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 Thailand approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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