What Does The Name Rachel Mean?


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Liam Sheasby answered
The name Rachel is Hebrew in origin, and means ewe, the female sheep or the one with purity.

Rachel is used mostly in European and English speaking countries because these countries are (or have been in the past) predominately Christian or Jewish and therefore have obvious relations to the Bible.

Rachel was the wife of Jacob, and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She was described as "beautiful in form and countenance". She was first mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 29.

Rachel, as a name, has many variants, including Rachael, Racquel, Raychel and Rachele. The name can also be abbreviated to Ray, Shelly, Shelly and Chelle. Rachel is a very popular name in the United States and is frequently ranked in the top 100 female names. The name also features regularly near the top of the female names in England, Australia, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Israel and Canada.

Like other Hebrew names, the name Rachel is very popular amongst the Jewish community.

There are many famous people with the name Rachel, some of them actresses. Actresses include Rachel Bilson, Rachel G Fox, Rachel Nichols, Rachel McAdams, Rachel Ryan and Rachel Weisz. The most popular of these actresses is Rachel Weisz, a British actress who has appeared in a number of movies including Stealing Beauty, The Mummy, Enemy at the Gates and The Constant Gardener. Weisz won a number of awards for her role as Tessa Quayle in The Constant Gardener, include the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Rachel Stevens was a member of the British teen group S Club 7, and has since gone on to achieve some solo success.

There are also some famous sports stars with the name Rachel, among them Rachel Walker, a hockey player and Rachel Harris, an Australian swimmer. Some television characters have also been named Rachel, including Jennifer Aniston's character in Friends, and a character in the popular television series Glee.
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Anonymous answered
The name Rachel signifies Little Lamb meaning quite lovable, full of fun, young and a great love of life.
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Alishan Samdani answered
The name Rachel comes from Hebrew, meaning little lamb or the one with purity. To find out its origin please visit the following link where you'll find the name's meaning in different languages as well.
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Anonymous answered
It means a little lam or a beautiful princess X I should KNOW!!
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Anonymous answered
It means ewe or female sheep or little lamb or one with purity or innocent lamb or love and care I should know
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hjjknhf fjyyt answered
Rachel means little lamb and it is a Hebrew name. 
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Anonymous answered
The name rachel means a baby lamb,loving and caring just like a baby princess, I no this because I am called rachel and I am a PRINCESS
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Sam Gross answered
Gender: Feminine

Usage: English, Jewish, French, German, Biblical

Other Scripts: רָחֵל (Hebrew)

Pronounced: RAY-chəl (English), ra-SHEL (French)  [key]

Means "ewe" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this was the name of the favourite wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin. The name was common among Jews in the Middle Ages, but it was not generally used as a Christian name in the English-speaking world until after the Protestant Reformation.

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Anonymous answered
Well that is my name and from what I heard it means one that is pure or a female lamb though I am not that sure what my name means weird huh?

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