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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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Origin

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

Nicknames

Rae

Syllables

2

International Variations

Rae, Raquel, Raoghnailt, Rakel, Raakel

Alternate Spellings

Rachelle, Rachele

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

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