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What does Rachelle mean?

Rachelle \r(a)-chelle, rach(el)-le\ as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Rachelle is "ewe, female sheep". Rachelle is a variant of Rachel (Hebrew). Biblical: Jacob's wife. See also Richelle.


Rachelle has 9 variants: Racheal, Rachele, Rachell, Rachil, Raechel, Raechell, Raychel, Raychelle and Rechell.

Rachelle has 19 more alternative forms via Rachel: Rachael, Rachelanne, Rachelce, Racheli, Rae, Rahel, Rahil, Rakel, Raquel, Raquela, Raquella, Raquelle, Rashell, Rashelle, Ray, Shell, Shelley, Shellie and Shelly.


Rachelle is a very prominent first name for women (#616 out of 4276, Top 14%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Rachelle for girls. Rachelle entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #283 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rachelle name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rachelle outside U.S.

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Rachelle and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Rachelle listed in the Top 1000 are Rachel (#155 a year ago), Raquel (#697), Shelley, Shellie, Shelly, Richelle, Ray, Rae, Rachael and Racheal. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.5382%) and has become much less since (usage 0.1044%, down 80.6%), with forms such as Rachael, Raquel, Rae, Rachelle and Racheal falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rachael, Racheal, Rachel, Rachelle, Rae, Raquel, Ray, Richelle, Shelley, Shellie, Shelly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rachael, Rachel outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rachelle is alike in pronunciation to Richele, Rochele, Rochell, Rochelle, Roschelle and Roshelle. Other suggested similar baby names are Lachelle, Machelle, Richella and Rochella. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rachelle.