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rachel

OTHER SCRIPTS:
Hebrew (רָחֵל)
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:
BIBLICAL
NAMES DAY:
FRANCE January, 15

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • frenchfrench
  • germangerman
  • greenlandicgreenlandic
  • hebrewhebrew
  • latinlatin
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • old swedishold swedish
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
raquel, rakel, rahel
english
rachael, racheal, rachelle, rachyl, raschelle, raquel, racquel, rashka, rashelle
finnish
raakel, raquel, rakel, rahel, raakeli, raakkel, raakkeli, rael
german
rashka
greenlandic
rakel, alaakkilli
hebrew
rashke, rechell, Raḥel
latin
rahel
norwegian
raquel, rakel, rahel
swedish
raquel, rakel, rahel
PET & SHORT FORM
finnish
raaku

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
ancient greek
Rhākhḗl
arabic
Rahil, Raaheel
basque
ERRAKEL
catalan
raquel
czech
Ráchel
faroese
rakul
greek
Rachíl
hungarian - magyar
rah'el, rÁhel, Ráchel, Rákhel, Rákis
icelandic
rakel
irish
ráichéal
italian
rachele, rachela
polish
rachela
portuguese
raquel
romanian
rahela
russian
Rakhilya, rashel', Rakhyl', Rakhil
sami - lapps
ráhkel
scottish
Raodhailt, Raonaid, Raonaild
slovene
rahela, Rahaela, Rahila
spanish
raquel
yiddish
rashka, ruchel

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

#138UNITED STATES RANKING

Social Security AdministrationThe U.S.A. popularity ranking comes from US Government Social Security Administration.

NameDoctor Weekly Ranking view realtime standing 1104

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

2
Numerological Values:
2

If a person's name-number is 2, he is considered to be co-operative and highly adaptable to any circumstance in life. 2 is associated with teamwork, mediating and working for the goodness of others. People with the name-number 2 tend to be good friends and are kind, helpful individuals.

Chakra Number:
2: The number of the Sacral Chakra "Swadhisthana"

Orange is the color of your second chakra, which is located bellow the navel. The main energy of this color is creativity and feelings. Explore the color of your sacral chakra in depth and discover the gifts and challenges of orange color.

Color meaning:

The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange relates to 'gut reaction' or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
RACHEL'S FLAT BADLY DRAWN BOY
RACHEL CHARLÉLIE COUTURE
LITTLE RACHEL ERIC CLAPTON
RACHEL FRANÇOIS BÉRANGER
RACHEL JEANNE CHERHAL
RACHEL JULIETTE GRÉCO
RACHEL LENY ESCUDERO
RACHEL LES ABLETTES
RACHEL LES FILS DE TEUHPU
RACHEL LES OCTAVES
RACHEL MANNICK
RACHEL ET RACHID MARTINE SARRI
RACHEL MONONC'SERGE

Notable people and personalities​

Rachel Allen, Irish Celebrity Chef
Rachel Bilson (born 1981) American Actress
Rachel Bluwstein, Israeli Poet
Rachel Bolan (james Southworth), Bassist (skid Row)
Rachel Carson, Environmentalist, Scientist
Rachel Corrie, American Political Activist
Rachel Cosgrove Payes, Author
Rachel Fuller, British Singer-songwriter
Rachel G. Fox (born 1996) American Actress And Singer
Rachel Harris, Australian Swimmer
Rachel Hunter (born 1969) New Zealand Model, Actress And Reality Tv Show Host
Rachel Hurd-wood (born 1990) English Actress And Model
Rachel India True (born 1966) American Film And Television Actress
Rachel Kolly D'alba, Swiss Soloist Violinist
Rachel Lambert, American Artist
Rachel Maddow, American Journalist
Rachel Mcadams (born 1978) Canadian Actress
Rachel Nichols (born 1980), American Actress
Rachel Parish, British Sportswoman
Rachel Portman, British Composer
Rachel Rath, Irish Film, Television And Theatre Actress
Rachel Reynolds, American Actress And Model
Rachel Roberts (1927–1980) Welsh Actress
Rachel Roberts (iii) (born 1978) Canadian Model And Actress
Rachel Rox (born 1983) American Adult Actress
Rachel Ryan (born 1961) American Adult Actress
Rachel Smith (born 1985) American Television Personality, Miss Usa 2007
Rachel Stevens, British Pop Singer
Rachel Stuart, Jamaican-canadian Model And Actress
Rachel Sutherland, New Zealand Field Hockey Player
Rachel Trachtenburg, American Rock Singer And Drummer
Rachel Walker, English Field Hockey Player
Rachel Weisz (born 1970), English Actress And Former Fashion Model
Rachel York (born 1971) American Actress And Singer