Rebecca

Rebecca - A very unique female name



  Sep 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Rebecca, meaning servant of God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #154. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Rebecca and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Rebecca? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Rebecca. The baby girl name Rebecca was given to 1,968 baby girls in 2012, ranking #158 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 718 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Rebecca peaked in popularity 44 years ago in 1973 on position 10.



Famous with this name

Rebecca Ferguson
Rebecca Hall
Rebecca Romijn


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Rebecca is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Rebecca is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #95 - and is the least popular in Nebraska at position #326.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Rebecca is where you live.


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Rebecca origin and meaning

Rebecca is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means servant of God. To see famous people named Rebecca, pop culture references for the name Rebecca and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Rebecca

We've found the following names that sound similar to Rebecca, sorted by popularity.

Rebekah / Rebeca / Rivka / Rivky / Rebecka / Refugia / Rebeka / Rifka / Rivkah / Refugio /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012158
2011148
2010136
2009132
2008119
2007105
200696
200581
200470
200363
200254
200146
200039
199938
199830
199726
199624
199528
199424
199322
199220
199121
199021
198924
198826
198725
198626
198525
198423
198319
198215
198112
198017
197917
197817
197717
197612
197511
197410
197310
197214
197123
197029
196928
196833
196739
196640
196541
196446
196344
196247
196144
196038
195938
195841
195734
195627
195527
195426
195324
195230
195132
195036
194940
194850
194752
194667
194585
194484
194387
194285
194186
194096
1939134
1938145
1937167
1936165
1935163
1934165
1933169
1932163
1931172
1930176
1929181
1928184
1927171
1926184
1925185
1924170
1923174
1922173
1921175
1920175
1919170
1918172
1917165
1916171
1915160
1914163
1913161
1912146
1911148
1910154

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia95
Vermont97
Wyoming98
Delaware100
New York109
New Jersey110
Pennsylvania116
Utah118
West Virginia126
Indiana128
Connecticut129
Kentucky130
Maryland135
Kansas135
South Carolina138
Alabama138
Ohio143
Massachusetts147
Virginia152
South Dakota153
Tennessee160
Georgia160
Texas161
California162
Rhode Island168
North Carolina169
Iowa175
Missouri178
New Mexico181
Washington182
Idaho193
Florida194
Illinois198
Arizona198
Arkansas205
Mississippi207
Wisconsin221
Michigan242
Oregon247
Oklahoma249
Colorado251
Hawaii262
Minnesota273
Louisiana296
Nevada306
Nebraska326

Even more about Rebecca


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Rebecca a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Rebecca?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1973
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Rebecca
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 718
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,968

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