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Gender: Female Meaning of Rachael: "ewe" Origin of Rachael: Variation of Rachel, Hebrew

The name Rachael is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "ewe". Rachael and is often added to lists like Hebrew Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven Hell Purgatory -- GIRLS".

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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.

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Famous People Named Rachael

Rachael Domenica Scuderi-Ray, American chef and TV personality
Rachael Leigh Cook, American actress
Rachael Crawford, Canadian actress
Rachael Yamagata, American singer-songwriter
Rachael Elaine Harris, American actress
Rachael Ann MacFarlane, American voice actress
Rachael Margaret Grinham, Australian squash player
Rachael May Taylor, Australian actress
Rachael Bland, Welsh radio presenter
Rachael English, Irish radio presenter
Rachael Hogestyn, daughter of American actor Drake Hogestyn
Rachael Louise Axon, English football player

Pop Culture References for the name Rachael

Rachael, character from the sci-fi film "Blade Runner"
"Murder Me Rachael," a song by The National
Rachael Braidwood, character from TV series "Resurrection"


paulapuddephatt Says:


I love the name, but personally, do prefer Rachel as a spelling.

Hardly_Known Says:


I think it adds a bit of class to the name Rachel. I don't like the new version that I've seen used: "Racheal". It seems more of a spelling mistake than a name

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I've never liked this spelling. It just adds unnecessary confusion to name that is already good as Rachel.