Rachel - Meaning of Rachel

What does Rachel mean?

[ 2 syll. rac-hel, ra-ch-el ] The baby boy name Rachel is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is REY-CHahL in English or Rae-SHEHL in French †. Rachel's origin is Hebrew. The name's meaning is sheep. See Rachel for more information.

See also the related categories, sheep (ewe) and hebrew.

Rachel is an uncommon baby name for boys. At the height of its usage in 1989, 0.005% of baby boys were given the name Rachel. It ranked at #996 then. The baby name has since fallen in popularity, and is today of very modest use. Within all boy names in its group, Rachel was nonetheless the most regularly used in 2018. In the past century Rachel has mostly been a girl name. In 1989, the name Rachel was given to 151 times as many girls than boys.

Baby names that sound like Rachel include Racel, Ralie, Rangli, Ranglie, Rasool, Rasoole, Rasoul, Rasoule, Rasul, Rasule, Rauel, Razelle, Regal, Regall, Reuel, Rexley, Régulo, Ridgelie, Ridgely, and Ridglee.

† Pronunciation for Rachel: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; CH as in "cheese (CH.IY.Z)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"



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