Rebecca
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
rə-BEK-ə
Meaning
One who ties and joins
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Rebecca originates in Hebrew language and means "one who ties and joins". In the Bible, Rebecca was an important personality, the wife of Isaac and the mother of Jacob and Esau. In the United States it has always been one of the most popular feminine given names. It was popularized by Daphne du Maurier in her 1938 novel of the same name and a subsequent film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Rebecca De Mornay - actress
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Rebecca Ashery - writer
Rebecca Green - published author
Rebecca Howard - musician
Rebecca Kilburn - published author
Rebecca Lou - musician
Rebecca Parris - jazz artist
Rebecca Ferguson - singer-songwriter

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