Variation of Rachel, Hebrew

Rachael Origin and Meaning

The name Rachael is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "ewe".

This form of the Biblical Rachel is well-used despite its somewhat counter-intuitive spelling which can make English speakers think the name should be pronounced with a k sound, as in Raquel. The spelling may be inspired by Michael, but it's pronounced just like Rachel, with a soft ch. Lately it's on the decline, dropping more than 100 places in 2009 and leaving the US Top 1000 in 2013.

# 889 in the US

Rachael Rank in US Top 1000

Rachael Popularity

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Famous People Named Rachael

  • Rachael Domenica ScuderiRay, American chef and TV personality
  • Rachael Leigh CookAmerican actress
  • Rachael CrawfordCanadian actress
  • Rachael YamagataAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Rachael Elaine HarrisAmerican actress
  • Rachael Ann MacFarlaneAmerican voice actress
  • Rachael Margaret GrinhamAustralian squash player
  • Rachael May TaylorAustralian actress
  • Rachael BlandWelsh radio presenter
  • Rachael EnglishIrish radio presenter
  • Rachael Hogestyndaughter of American actor Drake Hogestyn
  • Rachael Louise AxonEnglish football player

Rachael in Pop Culture

  • Rachaelcharacter from the sci,fi film "Blade Runner"
  • "Murder Me Rachael" a song by The National
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