Rebecca

Rebecca is a variant spelling of Rebekah which comes from Hebrew Rivka which has been linked to Hebrew r-b-q meaning “to tie, to join, snare”, and has even been linked to an ensnaring or captivating beauty.

Nicknames: Becky, Becca/Beka, Bex, Beck, Reba

Origin: Hebrew

Variants:

  • Rebekah (English)
  • Rebekka (German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese, Finnish, Biblical Greek)
  • Rebeccah (English)
  • Rebeckah (English)
  • Rébecca (French)
  • Rebeka (Hungarian)
  • Rebeca (Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Rebecka (Swedish)
  • Rivka (Hebrew)
  • Riva (Hebrew diminutive of Rivka)
  • Rivqah (Hebrew)

 

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Yui

Yui (pr. yoo-ee)  is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used. It could mean 唯 “only, sole, alone”; 由 “cause, reason; 維 “to tie, fasten up, to link, connect”;結 “to tie, fasten, to end, conclude, finish”; 唯衣 “only, sole, alone + clothing”; 由衣 “cause, reason + clothing”; 結衣 “to tie, fasten, to end, conclude, finish + clothing”; as well as other meanings.

Yui is also a surname with the meanings of 由井 “cause, reason + well”; 油井 “oil + well”; and 由比 “cause, reason + compare, match, equal”.

Origin: Japanese