Rachel, the sister of Leah, was the second and favorite wife of Jacob, and mother to Joseph and Benjamin. Between 1983 and 1999, Rachel was a top 20 name for girls, particularly during the Friends era thanks to Jennifer Aniston’s lovable character. While its meaning of “female sheep” isn’t so glamourous, Rachel will forever remain a timeless name for any girl.


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  • hebrew: Ewe; In the Bible's Old Testament, Rachel was the favorite wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin.


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Famous Namesakes:

Actress Rachel McAdams, Actress Rachel Weisz, Stylist Rachel Zoe, Model Rachel Hunter, Actress Rachel Bilson,

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Donald Sutherland, Daughter of Marie Osmond, Daughter of Sydney Pollack, Daughter of Kathleen Turner and Jay Weiss