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Rebecca

Origin: Liberia
gender-female
Region Origin: Western Africa

The name Rebecca is derived from the Hebrew Rivkah, which means "to bind" or "to tie". It is a girl's name that has been used in the United States since the 1600s and experienced a resurgence in the 1970s. The name has its origins in the Hebrew language and is connected to the verb 'rbq,' which means 'to tie firmly'. In the Hebrew Bible, Rebecca is first mentioned as the wife of Isaac and the mother of Jacob and Esau. Rebecca is a classic feminine name that symbolizes the power of faith and love in marriage. The name has consistently ranked in the top 200 most popular names for girls since at least 1880. It is also popular in other countries, such as Romania, where it was the 27th most popular name for baby girls in 2009. Some nicknames for Rebecca include Becca, Becky, and Reba.

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