Gender: Female Pronunciation: ra-KELL Origin of Raquel: Spanish variation of Rachel Meaning of Rachel: Hebrew, "ewe" Raquel's Popularity in 2019: #883

Raquel Origin and Meaning

The name Raquel is a girl's name of Spanish origin.

Attractive name popular in the Latino community, long identified with half-Bolivian actress Raquel Welch.

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Rank in US: #883

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fearlessfirefly Says:


This is my mother's middle name. I've always admired how different it is.

spilledink Says:


This is also used in Portuguese.

bordercollie Says:


Raquel is such a gorgeous name. A beautiful spin on Rachel, which is pretty, but overused.

paulapuddephatt Says:


This name is lovely, but somehow I've always preferred the classic Rachel. To me, Rachel has periods of popularity, and ones when it is not super popular, but it will always sound stylish, feminine and beautiful.

Netta5187 Says:


Strong and interesting. I like it!

Michaela Says:


My middle name! I wish it were my first...

babymagic Says:


She makes quite a racket

rq79 Says:


Love how strong this name is

Guest Says:


This is a very strong/somewhat exotic name that I would use if I couldn't muster up bravery to use Raphaela!