Rebel name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rebel

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  1. According to a user from Florida, U.S., the name Rebel is of English origin and means "To go against the norm strongly; Unique and not backing down".
  2. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Rebel means "To go against the mainstream or general consensus in order to maintain possession of individualality" and is of American origin.
  3. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Rebel means "The name Rebel means to do things your own way kinda like the black sheep. You don't conform to the that of the rest of the population, you create your own path".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Reb"el
Pertaining to rebels or rebellion; acting in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops.

Etymology: F. rebelle, fr. L. rebellis. See Rebel (v. i.)

noun Reb"el
One who rebels.

Usage: Rebel Insurgent. Insurgent marks an early, and rebel a more advanced, stage of opposition to government. The former rises up against his rulers, the latter makes war upon them.

Etymology: F. rebelle

verb Re*bel"
  1. To renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the ruler or government to which one owes obedience. See Rebellion."The murmur and the churls' rebelling." [Chaucer.]"Ye have builded you an altar, that ye might rebel this day against the Lord." [Josh. xxii. 16.]
  2. To be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or insubordinate attitude; to revolt."How could my hand rebel against my heart? How could your heart rebel against your reason?" [Dryden.]

Etymology: F. rebeller, fr. L. rebellare to make war again; pref. re- again + bellare to make war, fr. bellum war. See Bellicose, and cf. Revel to carouse

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
  2. Someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
  3. `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms
  4. Take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
  5. Break with established customs
  1. (US) a Confederate soldier; of the Confederate States of America; of the American Civil War

Notable Persons Named Rebel

Notable Persons Named Rebel

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson is a comedian, actress, and writer. She has been prominent since 2002. Rebel was given the name Melanie Elizabeth Bownds on March 2nd, 1980 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


Rebel was born on September 8th, 1978 in Owasso, Oklahoma.

Rebel MC/Congo Natty

Rebel MC/Congo Natty is a deejay (jamaican) and toaster. He has been prominent since 1980. Rebel was given the name Michael Alec Anthony West on August 27th, 1964 in Islington. Rebel is also known as Conquering Lion, Blackstar, Tribe of Issachar, X Project, and Ras Project.

Rebel Rodriguez

Rebel Rodriguez is an actor. Rebel was given the name Rebel Antonio Rodriguez in 1999 in Austin, Texas.

Rebel Ralston

Rebel Randall

Her career lasted from 1940 to 1956. Rebel was given the name Alaine Charlotte Dorothy Brandes on January 22nd, 1922 in Chicago. Rebel is also known as Alaine Charlotte Dorothy Brandes. She died on July 22nd, 2010.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rebel

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rebel

Johnny Rebel

Johnny Rebel is a country music, white power music, rockabilly, and swamp pop singing and songwriter. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1958 to 2014. Johnny was given the name Clifford Joseph Trahan on October 3rd, 1938 in Moss Bluff, Louisiana. Johnny is also known as Tommy Todd, Jericho Jones, Johnny "Pee Wee" Blaine, Johnny "Pee Wee" Trayhan, Johnny "Pee Wee" Trahan, and Filthy McNasty.


Rebel was born on September 8th, 1978 in Owasso, Oklahoma.

Rowdy Rebel

Rowdy Rebel is a hip hop music musician. His ongoing career started in 2012. Rowdy was given the name Chad Marshall on November 24th, 1991 in Brooklyn. Rowdy is also known as Rowdy.

Ariel Rebel

Ariel was born on September 23rd, 1985 in Montreal.

Tony Rebel

Tony Rebel is a reggae, dancehall, roots reggae, and reggae fusion deejay (jamaican) and singing. Tony was given the name Patrick George Anthony Barrett on January 15th, 1962. Tony is also known as Tony Ranking and Papa Tony.

Jett Rebel

His most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Jett was given the name Jelte Steven Tuinstra on January 24th, 1991 in The Hague. Jett is also known as Tuinstra and Jelte Steven.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rebel U.S.
  White 95.38% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rebel

People with the last name Rebel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rebel

  • How Popular is the name Rebel? Rebel is the 7,697th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rebel was the 41,886th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rebel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,723 babies born with the first name Rebel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rebel to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rebel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rebel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rebel is Tuesday, August 3rd, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Rebel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rebel was in 2018 with a total of 106 babies.
  • Random Rebel Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rebel is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Texas have the same name in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Rebel: The name spelled backwards is Leber. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Reelb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rebel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 519 people with the last name Rebel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rebel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rebel as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Rebel name meaning

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