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Rebekah

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1883 7 7 0
1884 6 6 0
1887 5 5 0
1891 6 6 0
1892 8 8 0
1893 5 5 0
1894 9 9 0
1895 7 7 0
1896 6 6 0
1898 6 6 0
1899 8 8 0
1901 5 5 0
1902 7 7 0
1906 8 8 0
1907 7 7 0
1908 5 5 0
1910 6 6 0
1911 9 9 0
1912 7 7 0
1913 19 19 0
1914 18 18 0
1915 27 27 0
1916 20 20 0
1917 19 19 0
1918 33 33 0
1919 25 25 0
1920 19 19 0
1921 18 18 0
1922 25 25 0
1923 20 20 0
1924 18 18 0
1925 27 27 0
1926 20 20 0
1927 16 16 0
1928 15 15 0
1929 13 13 0
1930 18 18 0
1931 12 12 0
1932 21 21 0
1933 26 26 0
1934 23 23 0
1935 25 25 0
1936 25 25 0
1937 21 21 0
1938 26 26 0
1939 25 25 0
1940 40 40 0
1941 63 63 0
1942 39 39 0
1943 44 44 0
1944 41 41 0
1945 54 54 0
1946 68 68 0
1947 88 88 0
1948 83 83 0
1949 96 96 0
1950 98 98 0
1951 146 146 0
1952 173 173 0
1953 189 189 0
1954 197 197 0
1955 202 202 0
1956 210 210 0
1957 208 208 0
1958 197 197 0
1959 202 202 0
1960 194 194 0
1961 187 187 0
1962 213 213 0
1963 191 191 0
1964 217 217 0
1965 240 240 0
1966 258 258 0
1967 285 285 0
1968 273 273 0
1969 344 344 0
1970 375 375 0
1971 505 505 0
1972 539 539 0
1973 762 762 0
1974 1,030 1,023 7
1975 1,071 1,071 0
1976 1,193 1,187 6
1977 1,328 1,328 0
1978 1,354 1,343 11
1979 1,519 1,519 0
1980 1,739 1,729 10
1981 1,913 1,905 8
1982 2,067 2,059 8
1983 1,907 1,900 7
1984 1,813 1,802 11
1985 1,797 1,791 6
1986 1,841 1,833 8
1987 1,740 1,732 8
1988 1,700 1,695 5
1989 1,881 1,869 12
1990 2,049 2,042 7
1991 2,064 2,064 0
1992 2,106 2,106 0
1993 2,108 2,108 0
1994 2,159 2,159 0
1995 2,069 2,069 0
1996 2,222 2,222 0
1997 2,055 2,055 0
1998 2,028 2,028 0
1999 2,065 2,065 0
2000 1,894 1,894 0
2001 1,736 1,736 0
2002 1,570 1,570 0
2003 1,501 1,501 0
2004 1,389 1,384 5
2005 1,280 1,280 0
2006 1,225 1,225 0
2007 1,102 1,102 0
2008 941 941 0
2009 887 887 0
2010 792 792 0
2011 714 714 0
2012 712 712 0
2013 654 654 0
2014 623 623 0
2015 594 594 0

Fun Facts about the name Rebekah

  • How many people with the first name Rebekah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 72,154 babies born with the first name Rebekah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rebekah to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rebekah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Rebekah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rebekah is Monday, February 24th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Rebekah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rebekah was in 1996 with a total of 2,222 babies. That's a lot of babies named Rebekah!
  • Random Rebekah Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rebekah ranks 96th in popularity as a baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 21 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Rebekah: Your name in reverse order is Hakeber. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eebhakr. How do you pronounce that?

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Popularity of Rebekah as a first name

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Common last names for Rebekah

  • Smith
  • Wilson
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Rebekah

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Old Testament) wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau

From Hebrew רִבְקָה (Riḇqāh, “enchantingly beautiful, captivating, snare”)

  1. The sister of Laban; Isaac's wife; the mother of Jacob and Esau.
  2. A female given name, a less-common variant of Rebecca.

Notable Persons With the Name Rebekah

Rebekah Brooks

Rebekah Brooks is a journalist, newspaper editor, and editor-in-chief. Rebekah was given the name Rebekah Mary Wade on May 27th, 1968 in Warrington, England.

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Rebekah Elmaloglou

Rebekah Elmaloglou is an actress. She has been prominent since 1984. Rebekah was born on January 23rd, 1974 in Australia.

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Rebekah Staton

Rebekah Staton is an actress. Rebekah was born on June 17th, 1981 in Leek, Staffordshire.

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Rebekah Del Rio

Rebekah Del Rio is an easy listening, soft rock, and latin jazz musician. She was most prominent from 1994 to 1994. Rebekah was born on July 10th, 1967.

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Rebekah Mercer

Rebekah Mercer is a famed person. They were most prominent from 1992 to 1992. Rebekah was born in New Zealand. Rebekah is also known as Bekah Mercer.

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Rebekah Kochan

Rebekah Kochan is an actress. She has been prominent since 2004. Rebekah was born on April 28th, 1984 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

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  • Carla Laemmle
    (actress)
  • Rebekah Warren
    (famed somebody)
  • Rebekah Stott
    (soccer player)
  • Rebekah Chamblit
    (notable human)
  • Rebekah Dulaney Peterkin
    (famed human)

What does the name Rebekah mean?

Ris for responsible, honoring your obligations

Eis for eternal, your spirit will live.

Bis for bouquet, the flowers around you.

Eis for eager, let's get started!

Kis for keen, your sense of honesty.

Ais for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

His for happiness, you always bring.

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