Reba: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Reba
Origin of the name Reba:
Originally a short form of Rebecca (noose), Reba is now commonly bestowed as an independent given name.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Brea and Reba are anagrams of each other; they share they same letters.
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I was named after my mother's maiden name 'Riba', pronounced the same as 'Reba' just spelled differently. I have always liked my name - though sometimes it has given me some headaches. I have gotten 'Oh, It's Reba McEntire.", "Reba, so can you sing?", or (insert 'Reba McEntire' reference here) a lot throughout my childhood and it gets old really quick. But all and all, I wouldn't change my name. It has made me stand out in a world of Kaitlins, Megans, Alyssas, and any other popular name.
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Form of Rebecca/Rebekah, from the Hebrew meaning "captivating, knotted cord, or tied".
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Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955); an American country music artist, actress, humanitarian, and clothing designer. She has sometimes been referred to as "The Queen of Country", having sold 41 million records in the United States and more than 56 million worldwide. In the United States, she ranks as the seventh best-selling female artist in all genres and is the second best-selling female country artist of all time.
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