Origin of Becky – Girl’s Name

The name Becky has been integrated into the world as a shortened version of Rebecca. The meaning of the name is Greek in origin meaning ” firmly tied.” Gaining popularity, the name Becky, is now used as a first name chosen instead of as a nickname.

In literature, Becky, has been present in many of the books we have grown up reading and loving. In Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Tom Sawyer” we are introduced to Becky Thatcher, the little girl that Tom has his first crush on. William M. Thackeray, introduced to the free spirit that was Becky Sharp in “Vanity Fair.”


The popularity of Becky has not cracked the top 100 list since it peaked in the 1920’s and 1930’s. It’s origin name, Rebecca, has done better and has brought rising interest in the short version. As of 2012, it ranked in the mid 200’s.

Famous Celebrities Called Becky

Well known celebrities and famous people with the name include Becky Rosso, British born actress that played on the American Show “The Suite Life of Zach and Cody.” Singer Becky Hill rose to fame after being on the first season of The Voice UK

Useful Resources

  • See our comprehensive list of English girl’s names

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