Raquel

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48k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
441
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Raquel

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

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  1. A female given name borrowed from Spanish.

Raquel was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Raquel

Raquel Welch is an actress and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1959 to present. Raquel was given the name Jo Raquel Tejada on September 5th, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Raquel was born on September 5th, 1988 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States.

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Raquel was born on October 14th, 1990 in El Paso, Texas. Raquel is also known as Shaul Guerrero (birth name).

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Raquel Cassidy is an actor and actress. Raquel was given the name Raquel Josephine Cassidy on January 22nd, 1968 in Fleet, Hampshire, England, UK.

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Bruna Surfistinha is a writer, former sex worker, and sex worker. Bruna was given the name Raquel Pacheco on October 28th, 1984 in Sorocaba.

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Rocsi Diaz is a radio personality and television personality. She has been prominent since 2000. Rocsi was given the name Raquel Roxanne Diaz on November 17th, 1983 in Tegucigalpa. Rocsi is also known as Lady of 106, Roczilla, Diaz, and Raquel Roxanne.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Raquel

Raquel is a soccer player for the Associação Ferroviária de Esportes (women) and Brazil women's national football team. Raquel was born on March 21st, 1991 in Contagem.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1900 6 6 0
1904 5 5 0
1905 7 7 0
1906 5 5 0
1910 8 8 0
1911 8 8 0
1912 8 8 0
1913 12 12 0
1914 9 9 0
1915 18 18 0
1916 14 14 0
1917 16 16 0
1918 16 11 5
1919 18 18 0
1920 20 20 0
1921 27 27 0
1922 29 29 0
1923 28 28 0
1924 46 46 0
1925 34 34 0
1926 50 50 0
1927 68 68 0
1928 90 90 0
1929 105 105 0
1930 125 120 5
1931 118 118 0
1932 71 71 0
1933 70 70 0
1934 86 86 0
1935 73 73 0
1936 79 79 0
1937 66 66 0
1938 59 59 0
1939 73 73 0
1940 85 85 0
1941 71 71 0
1942 50 50 0
1943 83 83 0
1944 76 76 0
1945 67 67 0
1946 93 93 0
1947 103 103 0
1948 115 110 5
1949 118 118 0
1950 110 110 0
1951 107 107 0
1952 136 136 0
1953 151 151 0
1954 155 155 0
1955 160 160 0
1956 171 171 0
1957 166 166 0
1958 208 208 0
1959 205 205 0
1960 196 196 0
1961 232 227 5
1962 204 204 0
1963 220 220 0
1964 222 222 0
1965 246 246 0
1966 271 271 0
1967 484 484 0
1968 941 941 0
1969 1,214 1,206 8
1970 1,476 1,468 8
1971 1,207 1,195 12
1972 1,013 1,013 0
1973 934 924 10
1974 861 861 0
1975 925 920 5
1976 803 798 5
1977 805 796 9
1978 810 804 6
1979 819 811 8
1980 838 832 6
1981 912 906 6
1982 882 871 11
1983 831 823 8
1984 811 799 12
1985 1,095 1,081 14
1986 992 978 14
1987 1,179 1,170 9
1988 1,162 1,156 6
1989 1,174 1,168 6
1990 1,205 1,189 16
1991 1,286 1,271 15
1992 1,163 1,147 16
1993 1,231 1,222 9
1994 1,112 1,104 8
1995 1,083 1,074 9
1996 1,049 1,042 7
1997 1,024 1,024 0
1998 917 910 7
1999 976 970 6
2000 900 900 0
2001 850 850 0
2002 755 755 0
2003 770 770 0
2004 693 688 5
2005 648 648 0
2006 604 604 0
2007 649 649 0
2008 537 537 0
2009 464 464 0
2010 485 485 0
2011 447 447 0
2012 455 455 0
2013 408 408 0
2014 403 403 0
2015 375 375 0
2016 332 332 0

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Popularity of Raquel as a first name

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Popularity of Raquel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raquel U.S.
  White 9.30% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 58.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 9.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 20.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raquel

People with the last name Raquel are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Raquel

  • How Popular is the name Raquel? Raquel is the 1,013th most popular name of all time. As a last name Raquel was the 47,966th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Raquel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 48,477 babies born with the first name Raquel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raquel to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Raquel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Raquel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raquel is Sunday, September 10th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Raquel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Raquel was in 1970 with a total of 1,468 babies. That's a lot of babies named Raquel!
  • Random Raquel Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Raquel ranks 72nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 33 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Raquel: Your name in reverse order is Leuqar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arluqe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raquel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 441 people with the last name Raquel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raquel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Raquel as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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