Rachael - girls name

Rachael name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 37%

Rachael name meaning:

The name Rachel is of Hebrew origin and has several meanings. One of the most commonly accepted meanings is "ewe" or "lamb." In biblical contexts, the name Rachel is associated with purity, innocence, and gentleness, as sheep are often seen as symbols of these qualities. Furthermore, the name Rachel carries a sense of tenderness and nurturing, as it is also associated with the biblical story of Rachel, who was known for her beauty and motherly nature.

In addition to its biblical significance, the name Rachel has gained popularity across different cultures and languages. It is often chosen by parents who appreciate its timeless and classic charm. The name Rachel is also associated with traits such as kindness, compassion, and loyalty. Overall, the name Rachel carries a sense of grace, femininity, and strength, making it a beautiful choice for a girl.

Origin: Hebrew

Variant of Rachel: Ewe. Rachel was the second and favoured wife of Jacob in the Old Testament.


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Related names

Rachel , Lahela, Rachael , Rachelle , Raelene, Rahel , Raquel

Other girls names beginning with R


Overall UK ranking: 3519 out of 5581

6 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1490)

Historical popularity of Rachael

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