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Popularity
559k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Rachel

Gender: Girl. Ranked #102 most popular

Similar Names
82k Rachael (Hebrew)
48k Raquel (Spanish)
33k Rachelle (French)
3k Rachele (Hebrew)
< 1k Rakel (Hebrew)

What does the name "Rachel" mean?

Rachel (Hebrew): Ewe

The name "Rachel" is of Hebrew origin and it means "Ewe". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 2 other names that are similar to this one.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

C is for compassion, your finest side.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

L is for love, everlasting.

Your name in reverse order is "Lehcar". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Areclh". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Rachel" in the U.S.?



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Want to know about the populiarty of Rachel? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 559,201 babies born with the name Rachel in the United States. That's more than enough Rachels to occupy the territory of Macau (China) with an estimated population of 557,400 (as of December 1, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 166 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Rachel" was in 1985 with a total of 16,361 babies. (That's a lot of baby Rachels)

According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rachel" ranks #16 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 691 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1988. Across the entire United States a total of 15,405 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Rachel popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Rachel in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Rachel

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Rachel was born in 1978 as Rachel Anne McAdams in London, Ontario, Canada.

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Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Rachel was born in 1981 as Rachel Sarah Bilson in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz is an actress and fashion model with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1984 to present. Rachel was born in 1971 as Rachel Hannah Weisz in London, England, UK.

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Rachel Nichols

Rachel was born in 1980.

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Rachel Hurd-Wood

Rachel Hurd-Wood is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Rachel was born in 1990 as Rachel Clare Hurd-Wood in Streatham, London, England.

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Rachel Miner

Rachel Miner is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1990 to 2013. Rachel was born in 1980 as Rachel Miner in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Past life for Rachel born Jan 3, 1967

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of France approximately on 1800. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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