See also: Ráchel and Rachêl

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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin Rachel, from Ancient Greek Ῥαχήλ (Rhakhḗl), from Biblical Hebrew רָחֵל(rāḥēl, ewe). Doublet of Raquel.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɹeɪt͡ʃəl/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪtʃəl
  • Hyphenation: Ra‧chel

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Rachel

  1. Younger daughter of Laban, sister to Leah, and second wife of Jacob.
  2. A female given name from Hebrew.
    • 1849 The Massachusetts Teacher, Massachusetts Teachers' Association, Vol. 2,page 26, January 1849:
      Rachel is another modest, nun-like name, of the same order as Judith, and has the appropriate signification of a lamb.
    • 1979 Doris Lessing, Shikasta, Knopf, 1979, →ISBN, page 293
      She keeps saying, You are mistaken Rachel. She says my name in that heavy earnest way. The Jewish Ra-chel. I like my name like that. I have always been pleased when people said Ra-chel. But when she says it, it is as if she was taking me over. Through my name.
    • 2010 Rob Sachs, What Would Rob Do?, John Wiley & Sons, →ISBN:
      I recognize that a name like Rachel goes against my whole "ordering a different dish from everyone else at the table" rule, but sometimes you really want a steak, and that's exactly what you should get. I love the name we gave our daughter. It's not dorky, not too whimsical, and not too stuck-up. To us it sounded sweet, sporty, smart, and beautiful. It also works well with Sachs.
  3. A census-designated place in Lincoln County, Nevada, United States; named for the first baby born in the town.
  4. A census-designated place in West Virginia, United States; named for the daughter of a local mine owner.

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EtymologyEdit

From English Rachel, via Late Latin, from Ancient Greek Ῥαχήλ (Rhakhḗl), from Hebrew רָחֵל(ewe).

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Rachel

  1. a female given name from Hebrew

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Rachel f

  1. Rachel (biblical figure)
  2. A female given name.

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Rachel f (genitive Rachels)

  1. Rachel (biblical figure)
  2. A female given name