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1k
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since 1880
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Reb"el
Pertaining to rebels or rebellion; acting in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops.

Etymology: F. rebelle, fr. L. rebellis. See Rebel (v. i.)

noun Reb"el
One who rebels.

Usage: Rebel Insurgent. Insurgent marks an early, and rebel a more advanced, stage of opposition to government. The former rises up against his rulers, the latter makes war upon them.

Etymology: F. rebelle

verb Re*bel"
Senses
  1. To renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the ruler or government to which one owes obedience. See Rebellion."The murmur and the churls' rebelling." [Chaucer.]"Ye have builded you an altar, that ye might rebel this day against the Lord." [Josh. xxii. 16.]
  2. To be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or insubordinate attitude; to revolt."How could my hand rebel against my heart? How could your heart rebel against your reason?" [Dryden.]

Etymology: F. rebeller, fr. L. rebellare to make war again; pref. re- again + bellare to make war, fr. bellum war. See Bellicose, and cf. Revel to carouse

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
  2. Someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
  3. `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms
  4. Take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
  5. Break with established customs
Wiktionary
  1. (US) a Confederate soldier; of the Confederate States of America; of the American Civil War

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Rebel Wilson is a comedian, actress, and writer. She has been prominent since 2002. Rebel was given the name Melanie Elizabeth Bownds on March 2nd, 1980 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Rebel is a famed somebody. Rebel was born on September 8th, 1978 in Owasso, Oklahoma.

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Rebel MC/Congo Natty is a deejay (jamaican) and toaster. He has been prominent since 1980. Rebel was given the name Michael Alec Anthony West on August 27th, 1964 in Islington. Rebel is also known as Conquering Lion, Blackstar, Tribe of Issachar, X Project, and Ras Project.

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Rebel Rodriguez is an actor. Rebel was given the name Rebel Antonio Rodriguez in 1999 in Austin, Texas.

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Rebel Ralston is a famed human.

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Rebel Randall was an influential somebody. Her career lasted from 1940 to 1956. Rebel was given the name Alaine Charlotte Dorothy Brandes on January 22nd, 1922 in Chicago. Rebel is also known as Alaine Charlotte Dorothy Brandes. She died on July 22nd, 2010.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rebel

Johnny Rebel is a country music, white power music, rockabilly, and swamp pop singing and songwriter. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1958 to 2014. Johnny was given the name Clifford Joseph Trahan on October 3rd, 1938 in Moss Bluff, Louisiana. Johnny is also known as Tommy Todd, Jericho Jones, Johnny "Pee Wee" Blaine, Johnny "Pee Wee" Trayhan, Johnny "Pee Wee" Trahan, and Filthy McNasty.

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Rebel is a famed somebody. Rebel was born on September 8th, 1978 in Owasso, Oklahoma.

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Rowdy Rebel is a hip hop music musician. His ongoing career started in 2012. Rowdy was given the name Chad Marshall on November 24th, 1991 in Brooklyn. Rowdy is also known as Rowdy.

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Ariel Rebel is a leading human. Ariel was born on September 23rd, 1985 in Montreal.

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Tony Rebel is a reggae, dancehall, roots reggae, and reggae fusion deejay (jamaican) and singing. Tony was given the name Patrick George Anthony Barrett on January 15th, 1962. Tony is also known as Tony Ranking and Papa Tony.

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Jett Rebel is a famous person. His most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Jett was given the name Jelte Steven Tuinstra on January 24th, 1991 in The Hague. Jett is also known as Tuinstra and Jelte Steven.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 5 5 0
1943 5 5 0
1944 5 5 0
1948 7 7 0
1951 10 10 0
1953 9 9 0
1954 15 10 5
1956 18 11 7
1958 6 6 0
1959 8 8 0
1960 7 0 7
1961 20 12 8
1962 27 16 11
1963 23 11 12
1964 26 21 5
1965 6 6 0
1966 10 10 0
1967 42 42 0
1968 25 20 5
1969 18 18 0
1970 21 12 9
1971 15 15 0
1972 18 11 7
1974 8 8 0
1975 16 9 7
1976 14 6 8
1977 5 5 0
1978 15 7 8
1979 5 5 0
1980 17 11 6
1981 13 13 0
1982 11 11 0
1983 5 0 5
1984 6 0 6
1985 7 0 7
1986 9 0 9
1987 20 7 13
1988 14 8 6
1989 6 6 0
1992 14 6 8
1993 5 0 5
1994 17 9 8
1995 11 5 6
1996 11 5 6
1997 16 10 6
1999 8 0 8
2001 6 0 6
2002 12 5 7
2003 11 0 11
2004 11 5 6
2005 12 5 7
2006 16 6 10
2007 21 5 16
2008 29 10 19
2009 26 5 21
2010 32 10 22
2011 27 8 19
2012 23 6 17
2013 102 47 55
2014 106 58 48
2015 128 83 45
2016 146 102 44

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rebel U.S.
  White 95.38% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rebel

People with the last name Rebel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rebel

  • How Popular is the name Rebel? Rebel is the 8,759th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rebel was the 41,886th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rebel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,307 babies born with the first name Rebel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rebel to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rebel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rebel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rebel is Tuesday, August 3rd, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Rebel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rebel was in 2016 with a total of 102 babies.
  • Random Rebel Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rebel is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Rebel: Your name in reverse order is Leber. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Erlbe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rebel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 519 people with the last name Rebel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rebel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rebel as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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