Rebecca f
Biblical: from the Latin form of the Hebrew name Rebekah, borne by the wife of Isaac, who was the mother of Esau and Jacob (Genesis 24–7). The Hebrew root occurs in the Bible only in the vocabulary word marbek cattle stall, and its connection with the name is doubtful. In any case, Rebecca was Aramean, and the name probably has a source in Aramaic. It has always been common among Jews; in England and elsewhere it began to be used also by Christians at the time of the Reformation, when Old Testament names became popular. It was very common among the Puritans in the 17th century, and has enjoyed a further vogue in England in the latter part of the 20th century, among people of many different creeds. In the Scottish Highlands it has been used as an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Beathag (see BEATHAN (SEE Beathan)).
Variants: French: Rébecca. Spanish, Portuguese: Rebeca. German, Danish, Norwegian: Rebekka. Swedish: Rebecka. Hebrew: Rivka.
Short form: English: Becca.
Pet form: English: Becky.

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