Origin and Meaning of the Name Rebecca
(reh BEK uh)
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Sometimes touted as meaning 'to tie/to bind' or 'heifer', this name is of doubtful meaning and probably has its roots in Aramaic. The Biblical Rebecca was the wife of Isaac in the Old Testament and the mother of Jacob and Esau.
This is also the name of the classic novel by Daphne Du Maurier, where Rebecca is the deceased first wife of the protagonist's husband.
'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm' is a children's novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin.
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