Rachel name meaning

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What does the name Rachel mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rachel

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from the United Arab Emirates says the name Rachel means "Beautiful, merciful, kind, ewe [female sheep]. According to HOLY BIBLE- Beautiful wife of Jacob".
  2. According to a user from the United Arab Emirates, the name Rachel is of English origin and means "Ewe of god, little / innocent lamb, honourable future, passionate".
  3. A submission from the United Arab Emirates says the name Rachel means "Loving and really lovable, submissive, respectful & respectable, ewe (female lamb)" and is of English origin.
  4. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Rachel is of Hebrew origin and means "Rachel - Ewe/female sheep and El - of God, ewe of God".
  5. A submission from China says the name Rachel means "Innocent Ewe/Lamb" and is of Hebrew origin.
  6. According to 3 people from Virginia, U.S., the name Rachel is of Hebrew / American origin and means "Ewe - Female Sheep".
  7. A submission from Canada says the name Rachel means "Female sheep/a ewe" and is of German origin.
  8. A submission from Ohio, U.S. says the name Rachel means "Innocent Lamb of God, Follower of Christ".
  9. A user from Singapore says the name Rachel is of Hebrew origin and means "Female sheep (ewe)".
  10. A submission from Michigan, U.S. says the name Rachel means "Ewe lamb" and is of Hebrew origin.
  11. 5 people from Ireland and the United States agree the name Rachel is of Hebrew origin and means "Little lamb".
  12. 2 submissions from Michigan, U.S. agree the name Rachel means "Innocent lamb" and is of American / Hebrew origin.
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  1. (Old Testament) the second wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin

From Late Latin Rachel, from Ancient Greek Ῥαχήλ (Rhakhḗl), from Biblical Hebrew רָחֵל‎ (rakhél, “ewe”).

  1. Younger daughter of Laban, sister to Leah, and second wife of Jacob.
  2. A female given name from Hebrew.
  3. A census-designated place in Nevada, United States; named for the first baby born in the town.
  4. A census-designated place in West Virginia, United States; named for the daughter of a local mine owner.

Rachel was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, French, and German

Notable Persons Named Rachel

Notable Persons Named Rachel

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle is an actress, fashion model, spokesmodel, actor, model (people), and promotional model. Her ongoing career started in 2002. Meghan was given the name Rachel Megan Markle on August 4th, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2001. Rachel was given the name Rachel Anne McAdams on November 17th, 1978 in London, Ontario, Canada.

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz is an actress and fashion model. She has been prominent since 1984. Rachel was given the name Rachel Hannah Weisz on March 7th, 1970 in Westminster, London, England.

Rachel Platten

Rachel Platten is a pop music musician. She was most prominent from 2003 to present. Rachel was given the name Rachel Ashley Platten on May 20th, 1981 in New York City, New York, U.S.

Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow is a television host, news presenter, pundit, news anchor, and political commentator. Rachel was given the name Rachel Anne Maddow on April 1st, 1973 in Castro Valley, California, U.S.

Rachel Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal is an education director, human rights education institute in, until 2010, part-time art instructor, president, chapter of, part-time instructor, coeur d'alene, idaho, north idaho college, national association for the advancement of colored people, spokane, was. Rachel was given the name Rachel Anne Dolezal on November 12th, 1977 in Lincoln County, Montana, U.S. Rachel is also known as Rachel Moore and Rachel Doležal.

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    Marine Biologist
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rachel

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rachel


She holds the title Holy Matriarch. Rachel was born in Paddan Aram.

Sinn Sage

Sinn was given the name Rachel on October 4th, 1983 in Arcata, California.

Allyn Rachel

Allyn Rachel is an actress/comedienne/writer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Allyn was born in Pikesville, Maryland.

Lady Russell Rachel

Lady was born as the child of Thomas Wriothesley and 4th Earl of Southampton in 1636 in Titchfield. Lady is also known as Lady Vaughan. She breathed her last breath on September 29th, 1723.

Adam Rachel

Adam Rachel is a soccer player for the Aston Villa F.C., Blackpool F.C., Northwich Victoria F.C., Moor Green F.C., and Solihull Moors F.C. Adam was born on December 10th, 1976 in Birmingham, England.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rachel U.S.
  White 69.39% 64.26%
  African American 23.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rachel

People with the last name Rachel are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Rachel

  • What name lists does Rachel rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Rachel? Rachel is the 107th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rachel was the 12,837th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rachel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 567,963 babies born with the first name Rachel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rachel to occupy the country of Western Sahara with an estimated population of 567,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rachel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 166 new born babies.
  • When was Rachel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rachel is Monday, August 27th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Rachel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rachel was in 1985 with a total of 16,361 babies. That's a lot of babies named Rachel!
  • Random Rachel Factoid: According to the 1972 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rachel ranks 54th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 128 babies in Wisconsin have the same name in 1972.
  • Weird things about the name Rachel: The name spelled backwards is Lehcar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lhraec. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rachel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,398 people with the last name Rachel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rachel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rachel as their last name since less than 1 person in 123k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Rachel name meaning

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