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What does Rakel mean?

Rakel [ra-kel] as a girls' name. Rakel's root is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Rakel is "ewe, female sheep". Rakel is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -kel, of Rachel (Hebrew). Biblical: Jacob's wife.


Rakel has 2 variants: Raquel and Raquelle.

Rakel has 14 more related forms via Rachel: Rachael, Racheal, Rachele, Racheli, Rachell, Rachil, Rae, Raechel, Rahel, Rahil, Raquela, Rashell, Ray and Raychel.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Rankel, Ruekel, ..

(male) Rail, Rakelly, ..

How popular is Rakel?

Rakel is an uncommon given name for women but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#136783 out of 150436, Top 91%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Rachel (#155 in recent rankings), Raquel (#697), Rachael (#1164), Raechel, Ray, Rachell, Racheal, Rachele and Rae are the popular varying forms of Rakel (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Rakel were at the apex of their popularity 2 decades ago (average #1212) and have become much less widespread since (#1557, 90%), with forms such as Rae falling out of fashion. Displayed below is an analysis of the statistics of the girl name Rakel and corresponding names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rachael, Racheal, Rachel, Rachele, Rachell in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rae, Raechel, Raquel, Ray in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Rakel is alike in pronunciation to Racquel and Roquel. Other suggested similar names are Batel, Carel, Dael, Darel, Gael, Gayel, Hazel, Jael, Janel, Jayel, Karel, Lael, Mabel, Madel, Raizel, Raley, Ramee, Ranee, Raven, Raye and Rayzel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rakel.