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Gender: Female Meaning of Rachael: "ewe" Origin of Rachael: 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.

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paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-03-01T23:32:04

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

Hardly_Known Says:

2016-07-01T03:31:44

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:

2014-06-18T02:32:03

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