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Name Rebecca - Meaning and origin

Name Rebecca - Meaning and origin


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Origin of first name:

Hebrews

Meaning of the name:

From the Hebrew rivka, "the one who is satiated".
This biblical name refers to the wife of Isaac, mother of Esau and Jacob. At first exclusively Jewish, Rebecca was later taken over by the English and American Puritans. Rebecca is also the title of Daphne du Maurier's famous novel and a film by Alfred Hitchcock.
The Rebecca are celebrated on March 23rd.
Its derivatives: Beck, Becky, Rebekah, Rivka, Reba.

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