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Origin of the name REBECCA.
Etymology of the name REBECCA.
Meaning of the baby name REBECCA.


REBECCA.  Biblical.  Wife of Isaac.  [Latin form of Hebrew Ribhqah, N.T. Greek Rebekka [Rebekah q.v. for etym.] (Rom. ix. 10)], meaning "a rope with a noose," i.e., "a young woman whose beauty ensnares men." (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894).  Usage: America, Australia, England, France (Rébecca), Germany, Holland, Ireland, Scotland, Wales.

    Between the dates 1500 and 1600 began the full employment of Scripture names, chosen often by opening the Bible at haphazard, and taking the first name that presented itself, sometimes, however, by juster admiration of the character.  Thus began our use of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Rachel, Joseph, Benjamin, Josiah, Gershom, Gamaliel, &c.; and others more quaint and peculiar. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).


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