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Rachael meaning and name origin
Rachael \r(a)-chael\ as a girl's name has the meaning "ewe, female sheep" and is a variant of Rachel (Hebrew), biblical: Jacob's wife, described as being "beautiful in form and countenance".
Rachael has 2 variant forms: Rashell, Rashelle.
Rachael is also pronounced similarly to Racheal, Rachele, Rachell, Rachil, Raechel, Raychel and Richel. Other suggested similar baby names are Racheli and Racquel.
Popularity of Rachael
Rachael is a very popular first name for females (#406 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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