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Meaning and Name Origin

Rakel \r(a)-kel\ as a girls' name has the meaning "ewe, female sheep". Rakel is a variation of Rachel (Hebrew). Distinctive as a name for babies.


Rakel has 2 variants: Raquel and Raquelle.

Rakel has 26 more related forms via Rachel: Rachael, Racheal, Rachelanne, Rachelce, Rachele, Racheli, Rachell, Rachelle, Rachil, Rae, Raechel, Raechell, Rahel, Rahil, Raquela, Raquella, Rashell, Rashelle, Ray, Raychel, Raychelle, Rechell, Shell, Shelley, Shellie and Shelly.


Rakel is an uncommon given name for women but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#60952 out of 88799, Top 69%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Rakel and corresponding names. Rachel (#155 in 2014), Raquel (#697), Shelley, Shellie, Ray, Shelly, Rae, Racheal, Rachelle and Rachael are the popular varying forms of Rakel (#unlisted). These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 and have become much less widespread since, with forms such as Rachael, Raquel, Shellie, Shelly and Shelley falling out of fashion. (Top 1000 Baby 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

Suggested similar baby names are Raizel and Rayzel. Like Rakel, these names are not commonly used.