Rebecca, Rebekah

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FOR REAL: Rebecca is the English form of the Hebrew/Aramaic name Rivkah. It comes from a word meaning "To tie; bind." It is sometimes purported to mean "beautiful; alluring" etc., This is probably an implied meaning, stemming from the fact that fattened animals prepared for slaughter were often tied and bound, and hence voluptuous, beautiful, desirable.

diminutives: Becky, Becca, Reba, Reebie, Rebi (archaic)

related names: Rivkah

Other recorded spellings: Rebecka, Rebeka, Rebekka, Rebekkah, Rebeccah, Rabecca