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rachael

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
afro-asiatic > semitic > central semitic > hebrew
ORIGIN:
hebrew 
NAME ROOT:
RāḫēL > RÂCHÊL
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
RāḫēL (רָחֵל) RHāKHḗL (Ῥαχήλ)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Hebrew “Rāḫēl > râchêl” (Biblical Greek: Rhākhḗl “Ῥαχήλ”), meaning “ewe, female sheep, one with purity”. Rachel is the favorite wife of Jacob, one of the three Biblical Patriarchs, and mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She was the daughter of Laban and the younger sister of Leah, Jacob's first wife. Jacob was her first cousin, and she was the youngest niece of Rebekah. According to United States Social Security card applications in 2005, the name Rachel ranked 38th out of the top 100 names chosen by parents for their baby girls.
KEYWORDS:
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Usage

  • englishenglish

Related names

VARIANTS
english
rachel, racheal, rachelle, rachyl, raschelle, raquel, racquel, rashka, rashelle

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
ancient greek
Rhākhḗl
arabic
Rahil, Raaheel
basque
ERRAKEL
catalan
raquel
czech
Ráchel
danish
rachel, raquel, rakel, rahel
faroese
rakul
finnish
rachel, raakel, raquel, rakel, rahel, raakeli, raakkel, raakkeli, rael
french
rachel
german
rachel, rashka
greek
Rachíl
greenlandic
rachel, rakel, alaakkilli
hebrew
rachel, rashke, rechell, Raḥel
hungarian - magyar
rah'el, rÁhel, Ráchel, Rákhel, Rákis
icelandic
rakel
irish
ráichéal
italian
rachele, rachela
latin
rachel, rahel
norwegian
rachel, raquel, rakel, rahel
old swedish
rachel
polish
rachela
portuguese
raquel
romanian
rahela
russian
Rakhilya, rashel', Rakhyl', Rakhil
sami - lapps
ráhkel
scottish
Raodhailt, Raonaid, Raonaild
slovene
rahela, Rahaela, Rahila
spanish
raquel
swedish
rachel, raquel, rakel, rahel
yiddish
rashka, ruchel

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

#889UNITED STATES RANKING

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

3
Numerological Values:
3

Traits associated with the number 3 include advanced social skills and articulation. People with name-number 3 are delightful to speak to and are often successful orators or writers. They have a colorful imagination and enjoy life to the fullest.

Chakra Number:
3: The number of the Solar Plexus Chakra "Manipura"

Yellow. The centre of our being - the color of sunshine and the color of the third energy centre - the solar plexus chakra. The main energy of yellow is intellect. Do you like yellow color? Discover what yellow means and how it manifests in your body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Color meaning:

The color yellow relates to acquired knowledge. It is the color which resonates with the left or logic side of the brain stimulating our mental faculties and creating mental agility and perception. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. In the meaning of colors, yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness. Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, the color of new ideas, helping us to find new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.

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Notable people and personalities​

Rachael Blake (born 1971) Australian Actress
Rachael Finch, Miss Universe Australia 2009
Rachael Flatt, American Figure Skater
Rachael Grinham, Australian Professional Squash Player
Rachael Harris, American Actress And Comedian
Rachael Heyhoe-flint, English Cricketer
Rachael Kneeland (born 1984) Former American Actress
Rachael Lampa, American Singer, Songwriter
Rachael Leigh Cook (born 1979) American Actress, Model, Voice Artist And Producer
Rachael Macfarlane, American Voice Actress And Sister Of Seth Macfarlane
Rachael Ray, American Celebrity Chef
Rachael Sage, American Songwriter
Rachael Scdoris, Blind American Dog Musher And Cross Country Runner
Rachael Sporn, Australian Female Basketball Player
Rachael Stirling (born 1977) English Stage, Film And Television Actress
Rachael Taylor (born 1984) Australian Actress And Model
Rachael Yamagata, American Singer-songwriter