This name derives from the Hebrew “Rāḫēl > râchêl” (Biblical Greek: Rhākhḗl’ Ῥαχήλ’), meaning “ewe, female sheep, one with purity.” Rachel is Jacob’s favorite wife and one of the three Biblical Patriarchs, and Joseph and Benjamin’s mother. 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 the United States, Social Security card applications in 2005, the name of Rachel was 38th of the top 100 names chosen by parents for their baby girls.
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Popularity & Ranking
United States Ranking #914
Namedoctor Weekly Ranking #2137
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New Age Curiosities
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 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: Orange
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.
Notable People and Personalities
Raquel Carriedo-tomas (born 1971), Spanish Golfer
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Raquel Guerra (born 1985), Portuguese Singer And Actress
Raquel Lee (born 1986), American Actress
Raquel Morell (born 1959), Mexican Actress
Raquel Silva (born 1978), Brazilian Volleyball Player
Raquel Welch (raquel Tejada) (born 1940), American Actress