Rachel: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Rachel
Origin of the name Rachel:
From the Ecclesiastic Late Latin and the Ecclesiastic Greek Rhachēl, which is derived from the Hebrew rāchēl (ewe).
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I love my name but it's often confused with April. My mom even called me April once. I have had it pronounced Ra-shel several times, but mostly it's misspelled as Rachael. My friends thinks it's funny and nicknamed me roach. Some people can't even pronounce my name correctly they say (rah - kel)
My big sisters name is Rachel. Because we're English we can be lazy with our pronunciation and drop the 'l' sound. It kind of (Ray-cheow) haha, she gets really annoyed! We call her Raquel or Rach (Raych) most of the time.
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Rachey & Ricky
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Rachel \r(a)-chel\ as a girl's name is pronounced RAY-chel. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Rachel is "ewe, female sheep". Biblical: Jacob's wife, described as being "beautiful in form and countenance".
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Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson - wife of 7th United States president Andrew Jackson
Rachel Bilson - American actress
Rachel Weisz - English actress
Rachel Dratch - American comedian and actress
Rachel McAdams - Actress
Rachel Ashwell - Interior Designer.
Rachel Reilly - Contestant on Big Brother 12 and winner of Big Brother 13
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Rachel Zane, character in TV series Suits
Rachel Mariana Morgan - protagonist and narrator of "The Hollows" urban fantasy series by Kim Harrison.
Rachel Elizabeth Dare, character in the "Percy Jackson & The Olympians" fantasy series by Rick Riordan.
Rachel Green from the sitcom Friends, who spawned her own hair-do, The Rachel.
Rachel Berry from the TV series Glee
Rachel Wilcox, Lindsay Lohan's character in the film "Georgia Rule"
Rachel Mason, Headmistress of Waterloo Road in the hit BBC drama of the same name
Naughty Rachel, a character in the British TV Series Green Wing
Rachel, a supporting character (who later becomes playable in the Sigma re-make) in the 2004 Xbox video game Ninja Gaiden
Rachel, one of the six main characters of Animorphs
Rachel Carruthers, a character in the Halloween movie series
Rachel Gibson, a character in Season 5 of Alias
Rachel Greene, a character in the TV series ER
Rachel Kinski, a character in the Australian TV show Neighbours
Rachel Moore of Case Closed (Detective Conan)
Rachel Summers, a character in the Marvel Universe
Rachel Teller, a character in the Need for Speed Underground 2
Rachael, a character in the 1982 movie Blade Runner
Rachel Austen, a character in It Hurt to Be Strong
French card games, the Queen of Diamonds is Rachel
Rachel White- narrator and protagonist in Emily Griffith's book "Something Borrowed" and the movie of the same name
Rachel, a character in the Cliff McNish books The Doomspell Trilogy
Rachel Lynde, a character in the "Anne of Green Gables" book series
Rachel Dawes, Bruce Wayne's romantic interest in the Dark Knight trilogy.
Rachel Gatina, a character on One Tree Hill
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