Raquel - Meaning of Raquel
[ 2 syll. ra-quel, raq-u-el ] The baby girl name Raquel is pronounced Raa-KEHL (Spanish) †. Raquel is of Hebrew origin. It is used mainly in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. The name has been made famous by the American actress Raquel Welch (1940-).
In addition, Raquel is an English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish variant transcription of Rachel (English, French, German, and Yiddish).
Raquel has 23 variant transcriptions. Variation transcriptions of the name include Raguel, Rakel, Rakell, Rakhil, Rakhila, Raqueal, Raquela, Raquella, Raquelle, Rickelle, Ricquel, Ricquelle, Rikell, Rikelle, Rockell, Roquel, and Roquela. Other English forms include the spelling variants Rackel, Racquel (used in French as well), Racquell, Raquele, Raquell, and Roqhelle.
Variant forms inherit the origin and thus the meaning of Raquel.
Raquel is an all-time favorite. Currently it is still somewhat popular as a baby girl name, but not as much as it was before. The name's popularity increased from the 1940s up to the 1970s. At the peak of its usage in 1970, 0.080% of baby girls were named Raquel. It had a ranking of #215 then. The baby name has slipped in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #932 with a usage of 0.015%. Out of the family of girl names directly related to Raquel, Rachel was the most regularly used. It was more regularly used than Raquel by 5 times in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Raquel include Raakel, Racquel, Rakel, Rachael, Rachal, Rachalle, Rachel, Rachele, Rachelle, Rachil, Rachyl, Rackel, Racquell, Raechel, Raechele, Raechell, Raechelle, Raechul, Rahshel, and Raichael.
† Pronunciation for Raquel: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"
A famous person named Raquel is Actress, Raquel Welch, born September 5, 1940, Chicago, Illinois.