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What does Rahel mean?

Rahel \ra-hel\ as a girls' name. Rahel's root is Hebrew, and the name Rahel means "ewe, female sheep". Rahel is a variation of Rachel (Hebrew). Biblical: Jacob's wife. A unique birth name for girls.


Rahel has 1 variant: Rahil.

Rahel has 27 more related variations via Rachel: Rachael, Racheal, Rachelanne, Rachelce, Rachele, Racheli, Rachell, Rachelle, Rachil, Rae, Raechel, Raechell, Rakel, Raquel, Raquela, Raquella, Raquelle, Rashell, Rashelle, Ray, Raychel, Raychelle, Rechell, Shell, Shelley, Shellie and Shelly.


Rahel is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Rahel is an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Rachel (#155 last year), Raquel (#697), Shelley, Shellie, Ray, Shelly, Rae, Racheal, Rachelle and Rachael are the popular varying forms of Rahel (#unlisted). These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 and have become much less widespread since, with versions such as Rachael, Raquel, Shellie, Shelly and Shelley falling out of style. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Rahel and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Raley. Like Rahel, this name is not frequently used.