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48k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Raquel

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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 45 45 0
1925 35 35 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 860 860 0
1975 925 920 5
1976 803 798 5
1977 805 796 9
1978 810 804 6
1979 819 811 8
1980 837 831 6
1981 912 906 6
1982 881 871 10
1983 832 823 9
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 1,164 1,148 16
1993 1,230 1,221 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 754 754 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 373 373 0

Fun Facts about the name Raquel

  • How many people with the first name Raquel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 48,140 babies born with the first name Raquel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raquel to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 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 Ruaqel. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Raquel as a first name

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Common last names for Raquel

  • Rodriguez
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Garcia
  • Perez
  • Ramirez
  • Lopez
  • Sanchez
  • Torres
  • Reyes
  • Fernandez
  • Ruiz
  • Cruz

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Raquel" mean? The list below shows the origins of Raquel as well as things modernly associated with the name Raquel such as celebrities named Raquel.

Origin and Meaning of Raquel

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

  1. A female given name borrowed from Spanish.

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

Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1959 to present. Raquel was born in 1940 as Jo Raquel Tejada in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Raquel Castro

Raquel Castro is an actress and singer-songwriter with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Raquel was born in 1994 in Long Island, New York, U.S.

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Raquel Zimmermann

Raquel Zimmermann is a model. Raquel was born in 1983 in Bom Retiro do Sul, RS, Brazil.

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Raquel Olmedo

Raquel Olmedo is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1956 to present. Raquel was born in 1937 as Siomara Anicia Orama Leal in Caibarien, Las Villas, Cuba.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Raquel

Raquel Benetti
Raquel Curtin
Raquel Curtin Son
Raquel Mauri
Raquel Nurse
Raquel Pomplun
Raquel Allegra
Raquel Diaz
Raquel Harper

Alternative Meanings

Ris for rich, in the love from others

Ais for affectionate, to those that matter most to you

Qis for quiet, your peaceful evenings.

Uis for upstanding, the honorable way to be

Eis for elate, you make others happy.

Lis for love, your love of life!

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