This is a feminine given name originating from the Hebrew “Ribqaâh”. The name comes from the verb “RBQ”, meaning “to tie firmly, connection, a link”. Rebecca was a daughter of Bethuel, sister of Laban, wife of Isaac, and mother of Esau and Jacob. In English, it was one of the Christian names that came to be most used after the Protestant Reformation and became popular among the Puritans in the seventeenth century. In the United States, the name Rebecca goes up and down in the popularity rankings but has consistently ranked in the top 200 most popular names for girls since at least 1880.