What does Rachael mean?
(female) Richael, Rochael, ..
(male) Rameo, Rashad, ..
How popular is Rachael?
Rachael is a very popular first name for women (#406 out of 4276, Top 9%) and a slightly less popular surname for all people (#131366 out of 150436, Top 87%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name history of Rachael for girls. Rachael reached its peak rank of #111 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is currently at #1164. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Prominent variation forms of Rachael (#1164 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000 are Racheal, Rachel (#155 the previous year), Rachele, Rachell, Rachelle, Raechel and Raquel (#697). Other variants, like Raechell, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Rachael was at its peak 18 years ago (usage of 1.59%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.16%, down 89.6%), with versions such as Rachelle becoming less stylish.
Rachael▼ is pronounced similarly to Richel, Richele, Rochele and Rochell. Other recommended names are Jacquel, Jahnel, Michael▼, Rachana, Rachanna, Racquel, Racquell, Radha, Rafaela, Raffaela, Raffaele, Raisabel, Raizel, Ranae, Raphaela, Raphaella, Raphaelle, Rashana, Rayzel, Rephaela (see Raphaela), Rhae, Richela and Richmal. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rachael.