Rebekka

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Female Female Name

Usage

Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

Latin spelling of Ρεβεκκα (Rebekka), a Greek form of the Hebrew name רִבְקָה (Rivqah, Ribhqah), probably a name with Aramaic roots of uncertain meaning. Some proposals include:

1) 'snare' [1] [2]

2) 'bound' [3]

3) 'to entrap, entrapping' [1] [4]

4) 'heifer' [3] [5] [6]

5) 'feed up' [7]

6) From Akkadian rabāka = 'to be gentle' [7]

7) 'cattle stall' [8] [9]

8) 'cow' [8]

Related Names

Rebeca
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Rebecca
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Rebecha
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Rebecka
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Rebeka
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Rebekah
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Rebekka
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Rebekke
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Danish
Repe
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Finish
Repekka
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Finish
Reppa
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Finish
Rubekur
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Faroese

See also Bekka, Reeta, Rípíka

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Rebekka
Genitive: Rebekkas
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Rebekka
Accusative: Rebekku
Dative: Rebekku
Genitive: Rebekku
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Rebekka
Genitive: Rebekan
Partitive: Rebekkaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Rebekka
Accusative: Rebekku
Dative: Rebekku
Genitive: Rebekku
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Rebekka
Genitive: Rebekkas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Rebekka
Genitive: Rebekkas

Name Days

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

1 October

Finland Finland

17 May

Norway Norway

1 October

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Bible

  • In the Old Testament, Rebekka was the wife of Isaak and the mother of Jakov

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Norway Norway[11]
2097 n.a. 0 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[12]
1627 n.a. 0 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[13]
424 475 0 0
Sweden Sweden[14]
89 175 0 0
Finland Finland[15]
n.a. 2467 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Rebekka(f) Sources: [14][12][11][15]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Rebekka(f) Sources: [16]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Rebekka(f)

Sources: [14] [12] [11] [15]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. Mike Campbell: Behind the name http://www.behindthename.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  9. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  10. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  16. details see Name Statistic tables