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Gender: Female Pronunciation: ra-KELL Origin of Raquel: Spanish variation of Rachel Meaning of Rachel: Hebrew, "ewe" Raquel's Popularity in 2017: #880

The name Raquel is a girl's name of Spanish origin. Raquel is ranked #880 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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

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Famous People Named Raquel

Raquel Welch, American actress
Raquel Blue Rooney, daughter of American model Tiffany Fallon & country musician Joe Don Rooney
Raquel Kops-Jones, American tennis player
Raquel Carriedo-Tomás, Spanish pro golfer
Raquel Diaz, American pro wrestler
Raquel Chalfi, Israeli poet
Raquel Guerra, Portuguese singer
Raquel Lee, American actress
Raquel Morell, Mexican actress
Raquel Zimmermann, Brazilian model

Pop Culture References for the name Raquel

Raquel 'Rocky' Blue, character from Disney's "Shake It Up"
Raquel Rodriguez Orozco, main character in telenovela "Destinos"
Raquel Turner, character in the British sitcom "Only Fools and Horses"


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!