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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rahel

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Canada, the name Rahel is of Hebrew origin and means "Innocent, Lamb or Beautiful.".
  • A submission from Tanzania says the name Rahel means "Merci of God Mothersheep" and is of Hebrew origin.
  • According to a user from Switzerland, the name Rahel is of Hebrew origin and means "Sheep".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Rahel is of English origin and means "Sheep".
Other origins: African

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Notable Persons Named Rahel

Jaël is an indie pop, dream pop, trip hop, electronic music, alternative rock, and rock music musician, singing, songwriter, and model (people). She has been prominent since 1997. Jaël was given the name Rahel Krebs in Bern.


Rahel was born on February 23rd, 1986 in Niederbipp.


She died in 1195.


Rahel Kiwic is a soccer player for the MSV Duisburg (women), FC Zürich Frauen, and Switzerland women's national football team. Rahel was born on January 5th, 1991 in Switzerland.


Rahel was born on September 15th, 1870. She left this life on October 6th, 1953.


Rahel was born on May 1st, 1989 in Holon. Rahel is also known as רחלי ויגדורצ'יק.


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Popularity of Rahel as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Rahel

  • How Popular is the name Rahel? Rahel is the 17,936th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Rahel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 424 babies born with the first name Rahel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rahel to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rahel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rahel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rahel is Thursday, May 4th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Rahel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rahel was in 1996 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Rahel Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rahel is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Rahel: Your name in reverse order is Lehar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lerha. How do you pronounce that?

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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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