Reba

First Name
35k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
253
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Reba mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Reba

"Reba" is a name of American origin, and it means "Short form of Rebecca". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Reba

Reba McEntire is a singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and television producer. She was most prominent from 1975 to present. Reba was given the name Reba Nell McEntire on March 28th, 1955 in McAlester, Oklahoma, U.S.

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Sabrina Bryan is a contemporary r&b, hip hop music, pop music, and dance-pop singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, author, choreographer, fashion designer, television personality, dance, actor, choreography, fashion design, and celebrity. Her ongoing career started in 1996. Sabrina was given the name Reba Sabrina Hinojos on September 16th, 1984 in Yorba Linda, California, U.S.

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Alma was given the name Reba Feinsohn on May 11th, 1884 in Romania. She breathed her last breath on November 27th, 1938.

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Rebecca Welles is an actress. She was most active from 1951 to 1964. Rebecca was given the name Reba Tassel on February 5th, 1928 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. Rebecca is also known as Tassel, Reba; Tassell, Reba; Wells, and Rebecca.

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Reba Rambo McGuire is a christian music, southern gospel, and contemporary christian music musician. She was most active from 1965 to present. Reba was given the name Reba Faye Rambo on October 17th, 1951 in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, U.S. Reba is also known as Reba Rambo and Reba Rambo Gardner.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Reba

Elvin Reba is an athlete for the Cendrawasih Papua F.C.

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How popular is the baby name Reba in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 13 13 0
1881 17 17 0
1882 9 9 0
1883 15 15 0
1884 19 19 0
1885 22 22 0
1886 28 28 0
1887 29 29 0
1888 33 33 0
1889 39 39 0
1890 43 43 0
1891 58 58 0
1892 71 71 0
1893 65 65 0
1894 100 100 0
1895 87 87 0
1896 109 109 0
1897 82 82 0
1898 133 133 0
1899 93 93 0
1900 116 116 0
1901 124 124 0
1902 129 129 0
1903 126 126 0
1904 128 128 0
1905 162 162 0
1906 150 150 0
1907 167 167 0
1908 183 183 0
1909 208 208 0
1910 236 236 0
1911 259 259 0
1912 335 335 0
1913 415 410 5
1914 502 502 0
1915 662 662 0
1916 672 665 7
1917 618 618 0
1918 689 689 0
1919 706 706 0
1920 699 699 0
1921 753 748 5
1922 728 728 0
1923 733 728 5
1924 778 771 7
1925 793 793 0
1926 756 748 8
1927 726 726 0
1928 729 729 0
1929 648 642 6
1930 686 680 6
1931 652 652 0
1932 662 656 6
1933 627 627 0
1934 636 636 0
1935 614 614 0
1936 609 609 0
1937 601 601 0
1938 574 574 0
1939 543 538 5
1940 550 550 0
1941 525 525 0
1942 526 526 0
1943 529 529 0
1944 440 440 0
1945 442 442 0
1946 475 475 0
1947 488 488 0
1948 440 440 0
1949 432 432 0
1950 362 362 0
1951 441 441 0
1952 429 429 0
1953 441 441 0
1954 453 453 0
1955 444 444 0
1956 451 451 0
1957 404 404 0
1958 365 365 0
1959 349 349 0
1960 382 382 0
1961 308 308 0
1962 268 268 0
1963 240 240 0
1964 218 218 0
1965 199 199 0
1966 167 167 0
1967 164 164 0
1968 116 116 0
1969 113 113 0
1970 122 122 0
1971 108 108 0
1972 81 81 0
1973 84 84 0
1974 65 65 0
1975 49 49 0
1976 65 65 0
1977 58 58 0
1978 56 56 0
1979 49 49 0
1980 37 37 0
1981 46 46 0
1982 42 42 0
1983 45 45 0
1984 47 47 0
1985 50 50 0
1986 83 83 0
1987 102 102 0
1988 109 109 0
1989 97 97 0
1990 108 108 0
1991 156 156 0
1992 169 169 0
1993 157 157 0
1994 149 149 0
1995 123 123 0
1996 108 108 0
1997 65 65 0
1998 55 55 0
1999 46 46 0
2000 36 36 0
2001 33 33 0
2002 34 34 0
2003 30 30 0
2004 32 32 0
2005 28 28 0
2006 30 30 0
2007 24 24 0
2008 21 21 0
2009 25 25 0
2010 18 18 0
2011 21 21 0
2012 14 14 0
2013 11 11 0
2014 19 19 0
2015 14 14 0
2016 23 23 0
2017 19 19 0

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Popularity of Reba as a first name

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Popularity of Reba as a last name

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Common last names for Reba

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • White
  • Harris
  • Wright
  • Clark
  • Roberts
  • Walker

Common first names for Reba

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Reba U.S.
  White 87.75% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.56% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Reba

People with the last name Reba are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Reba

  • What name lists does Reba rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Reba? Reba is the 1,252nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Reba was the 76,029th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Reba have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 35,323 babies born with the first name Reba in the United States. That's more than enough people named Reba to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Reba? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Reba first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Reba is Friday, April 5th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Reba born? The highest recorded use of the first name Reba was in 1925 with a total of 793 babies.
  • Random Reba Factoid: According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Reba ranks 98th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 38 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1914.
  • Weird things about the name Reba: Your name in reverse order is Aber. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Reab. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Reba? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 253 people with the last name Reba.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Reba? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Reba as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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