What does Rachael mean?
Rachael \r(a)-chael\ as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and Rachael means "ewe, female sheep". Rachael is a form of Rachel (Hebrew). Biblical: Jacob's wife. Moderately unusual as a birth name for girls.
Rachael▼ has 26 more different forms via Rachel: Racheal▼, Rachelanne, Rachelce, Rachele, Racheli, Rachell, Rachelle▼, Rachil, Rae▼, Raechel, Raechell, Rahel, Rahil, Rakel, Raquel▼, Raquela, Raquella, Raquelle, Ray▼, Raychel, Raychelle, Rechell, Shell, Shelley▼, Shellie▼ and Shelly▼.
Rachael is a very popular first name for women (#406 out of 4276, Top 9%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Rachael for girls. Rachael reached its peak rank of #111 in the U.S. in the year 1990, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent variation forms of Rachael listed in the Top 1000 are Racheal, Rachel (#155 the previous year), Rachelle, Rae, Raquel (#697), Ray, Shelley, Shellie and Shelly. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak during the years 1970-1979 and has become significantly lower since, with versions such as Rachael, Raquel, Shelley, Shellie and Shelly becoming somewhat outmoded. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Rachael and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)