Meaning and name origin
Rachael \r(a)-chael\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Rachael is "ewe, female sheep". Rachael is a variant of Rachel (Hebrew); biblical: Jacob's wife, described as being "beautiful in form and countenance".
Rachael is a very popular first name for females (#406 out of 4276, Top 9%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rachael for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Rachael and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rachel (#155) and Rachael. (2014 statistics).
Rachael is also pronounced similarly to Racheal, Rachele, Rachell, Rachil, Raechel, Raychel and Richel. Other suggested similar baby names are Racheli and Racquel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rachael.