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Origin and Meaning of Rakel

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Ra"kel
Hasty; reckless; rash.

Etymology: OE. See Rake a debauchee

Notable Persons Named Rakel

Rakel was born on September 25th, 1966.


Rachel Mohlin is an actress and impressionist. Rachel was given the name Rakel Maria Elisabeth Mohlin on May 29th, 1973 in Skärstad, Sweden.


Rakel Hönnudóttir is a soccer player for the Breiðablik UBK, Þór Akureyri, Knattspyrnufélag Akureyrar, Knattspyrnufélag Fjallabyggðar, Brøndby IF (women), and Iceland women's national football team. Rakel was born on December 30th, 1988 in Iceland.


Rakel Logadóttir is a soccer player for the Valur, Íþróttabandalag Vestmannaeyja, and Iceland women's national football team. Rakel was born on March 22nd, 1981 in Iceland.


Rakel was born on May 24th, 1986.


Rakel was born on March 18th, 1921. She passed away on December 14th, 2005.


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Fun Facts about the name Rakel

  • How Popular is the name Rakel? Rakel is the 22,162nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Rakel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 290 babies born with the first name Rakel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rakel 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 Rakel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rakel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rakel is Monday, April 19th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Rakel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rakel was in 2002 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Random Rakel Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rakel is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Rakel: Your name in reverse order is Lekar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kaler. 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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