Rebecca Meaning and Origin

Rebecca is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “servant of God.” The name Rebecca is derived from the Hebrew name Rivkah, meaning “to bind” or “to ensnare.” The name Rebecca gained prominence through the Bible, particularly in the Book of Genesis. Rebecca is the wife of Isaac and the mother of twins Esau and Jacob. Her story portrays her as a strong and independent woman. Variations of the name include Rebekah, Rebeca, Rivka, and Becca. Rebecca has been a popular name for centuries. It has remained consistently favored in many English-speaking countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. Its popularity peaked in the 1970s but has since declined slightly.

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