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559k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Rachel

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Ewe
  • #102 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
82k Rachael (Hebrew)
48k Raquel (Spanish)
33k Rachelle (French)
3k Rachele (Hebrew)
< 1k Rakel (Hebrew)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18801661660
18811571570
18822032030
18831741740
18842302300
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18862132130
18872262260
18882812810
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19084254250
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19149799745
19151,2121,2057
19161,3361,3288
19171,3441,3395
19181,5481,5426
19191,4961,4888
19201,4921,4848
19211,5931,58310
19221,5511,54110
19231,4901,4855
19241,5991,5990
19251,4471,4398
19261,3981,3908
19271,2921,2857
19281,1881,1808
19291,2251,21411
19301,2671,2616
19311,1711,1710
19321,2661,25511
19331,1511,14110
19341,1931,18013
19351,2111,20011
19361,2241,20717
19371,2411,22912
19381,2881,2799
19391,3531,3449
19401,2711,2647
19411,4011,38417
19421,4371,42710
19431,3791,3718
19441,2491,2490
19451,2161,2097
19461,2341,2340
19471,4481,4480
19481,3901,3900
19491,4421,4366
19501,4551,4550
19511,4391,4327
19521,6151,60411
19531,7851,7769
19541,8081,8035
19551,8161,80313
19561,6771,6689
19571,8331,8267
19581,6651,6596
19591,7551,7487
19601,7921,7920
19612,0612,0547
19621,9471,9407
19632,1842,1795
19642,2682,2626
19652,0262,01412
19662,2872,2798
19673,3273,31512
19683,7363,72511#92 girl name
19695,2615,24318#69 girl name
19706,0526,03220#58 girl name
19716,1566,12432#54 girl name
19726,4336,41815#40 girl name
19736,1296,10821#42 girl name
19747,4327,39735#36 girl name
19758,2488,22622#26 girl name
19768,4868,45828#23 girl name
19779,0138,97538#26 girl name
19789,8459,80639#25 girl name
197910,27310,23241#27 girl name
198011,68111,62457#23 girl name
198112,63712,58750#22 girl name
198213,93313,86964#21 girl name
198314,63114,58843#20 girl name
198415,92015,83783#15 girl name
198516,43816,36177#13 girl name
198615,50615,44957#15 girl name
198715,70515,64263#17 girl name
198815,40515,34362#19 girl name
198915,46015,354106#18 girl name
199015,74315,70340#16 girl name
199116,37116,34031#14 girl name
199215,85715,83126#16 girl name
199315,99415,96826#14 girl name
199415,50515,48025#13 girl name
199516,06916,04128#12 girl name
199616,13416,10925#9 girl name
199713,80413,78123#13 girl name
199812,21212,19418#15 girl name
199911,63511,61817#19 girl name
200010,67610,66511#21 girl name
20019,5379,5298#24 girl name
20028,9358,92015#24 girl name
20037,9897,97514#28 girl name
20046,9416,90734#34 girl name
20056,2196,20712#38 girl name
20065,5305,5237#48 girl name
20074,8254,8187#59 girl name
20084,0784,0735#74 girl name
20093,5823,5775#89 girl name
20103,0103,0100#99 girl name
20112,6472,6470
20122,4142,4077
20132,3002,3000
20142,0512,0510

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 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rachel" ranks #35 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 29 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1974. Across the entire United States a total of 7,432 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 relax, you know how!

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

C is for confident, no doubts here!

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

E is for elegant, born within you.

L is for love, your love of life!

Your name in reverse order is "Lehcar". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Elrhac". 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.

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 east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Rachel

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams is an actress with the most prominent portion of her 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 her 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 her 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 her 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 her 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 Apr 25, 1984

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 1575. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

Name poster for Rachel

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

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.

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