Rachael

First Name
82k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
109
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rachael mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Rachael

"Rachael" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Ewe". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name, a spelling variant of Rachel first recorded in the 17th century.

Notable Persons Named Rachael

Rachael Taylor is an actress and model. She has been prominent since 2004. Rachael was given the name Rachael May Taylor on July 11th, 1984 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

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Rachael Leigh Cook is an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to present. Rachael was born on October 4th, 1979 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

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Rachael Ray is a chef. Rachael was given the name Rachael Domenica Ray on August 25th, 1968 in Glens Falls, New York, U.S.

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Rachael Harris is an actress and comedian. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Rachael was given the name Rachael Elaine Harris on January 12th, 1968 in Worthington, Ohio, US. Rachael is also known as Rachel Harris.

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Her most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Rachael was born as the child of Archie Stirling and Diana Rigg on May 30th, 1977 in London, England, UK.

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Rachael MacFarlane is a voice actress and singer. Rachael was given the name Rachael Ann MacFarlane on March 21st, 1976 in Kent, Connecticut, U.S.

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How popular is the baby name Rachael in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 12 12 0
1881 8 8 0
1882 8 8 0
1883 9 9 0
1884 7 7 0
1885 8 8 0
1886 14 14 0
1887 13 13 0
1888 18 18 0
1889 16 16 0
1890 8 8 0
1891 17 17 0
1892 19 19 0
1893 16 16 0
1894 21 21 0
1895 26 26 0
1896 19 19 0
1897 18 18 0
1898 19 19 0
1899 22 22 0
1900 44 44 0
1901 19 19 0
1902 19 19 0
1903 32 32 0
1904 24 24 0
1905 23 23 0
1906 28 28 0
1907 21 21 0
1908 23 23 0
1909 21 21 0
1910 45 45 0
1911 43 43 0
1912 59 59 0
1913 60 60 0
1914 67 67 0
1915 96 96 0
1916 161 161 0
1917 145 145 0
1918 139 139 0
1919 118 118 0
1920 119 119 0
1921 144 144 0
1922 115 115 0
1923 103 103 0
1924 96 96 0
1925 83 83 0
1926 92 92 0
1927 86 86 0
1928 67 67 0
1929 57 57 0
1930 65 65 0
1931 34 34 0
1932 52 52 0
1933 50 50 0
1934 47 47 0
1935 50 50 0
1936 48 48 0
1937 55 55 0
1938 61 61 0
1939 60 60 0
1940 67 67 0
1941 65 65 0
1942 70 70 0
1943 61 61 0
1944 69 69 0
1945 55 55 0
1946 75 75 0
1947 77 77 0
1948 85 85 0
1949 101 101 0
1950 88 88 0
1951 93 93 0
1952 98 98 0
1953 143 143 0
1954 148 148 0
1955 115 115 0
1956 121 121 0
1957 123 123 0
1958 181 181 0
1959 140 140 0
1960 150 150 0
1961 189 189 0
1962 180 180 0
1963 195 195 0
1964 201 201 0
1965 216 216 0
1966 262 262 0
1967 447 447 0
1968 489 483 6
1969 725 725 0
1970 886 886 0
1971 850 850 0
1972 979 979 0
1973 972 972 0
1974 1,193 1,188 5
1975 1,383 1,376 7
1976 1,444 1,438 6
1977 1,493 1,488 5
1978 1,701 1,695 6
1979 1,863 1,853 10
1980 2,060 2,048 12
1981 2,143 2,132 11
1982 2,485 2,471 14
1983 2,423 2,411 12
1984 2,659 2,650 9
1985 2,769 2,762 7 #100 girl name
1986 2,709 2,698 11
1987 2,849 2,832 17 #98 girl name
1988 2,839 2,830 9 #99 girl name
1989 2,848 2,832 16
1990 3,035 3,028 7
1991 2,915 2,915 0
1992 2,745 2,745 0
1993 2,750 2,745 5
1994 2,553 2,553 0
1995 2,605 2,605 0
1996 2,485 2,485 0
1997 2,039 2,039 0
1998 1,744 1,744 0
1999 1,654 1,654 0
2000 1,389 1,389 0
2001 1,304 1,304 0
2002 1,041 1,041 0
2003 970 970 0
2004 850 844 6
2005 797 797 0
2006 813 813 0
2007 834 834 0
2008 658 658 0
2009 491 491 0
2010 408 408 0
2011 321 321 0
2012 295 295 0
2013 244 244 0
2014 210 210 0
2015 184 184 0
2016 162 162 0
2017 116 116 0

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Popularity of Rachael as a first name

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Popularity of Rachael as a last name

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Common last names for Rachael

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Thompson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Walker
  • White
  • Jackson
  • Scott

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rachael U.S.
  White 82.57% 64.26%
  African American 12.84% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rachael

People with the last name Rachael are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Rachael

  • What name lists does Rachael rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Rachael? Rachael is the 732nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Rachael was the 150,452nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rachael have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 82,158 babies born with the first name Rachael in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rachael to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rachael? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Rachael first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rachael is Sunday, May 22nd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Rachael born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rachael was in 1990 with a total of 3,028 babies. That's a lot of babies named Rachael!
  • Random Rachael Factoid: According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rachael ranks 101st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 46 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1985.
  • Weird things about the name Rachael: Your name in reverse order is Leahcar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rlcehaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rachael? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 109 people with the last name Rachael.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rachael? Rachael is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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