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What does Rakel mean?

Rakel Pronunciation of Rakel [rakel] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Rakel is "ewe, female sheep". Rakel is an alternate spelling of Rachel (Hebrew). Biblical: Jacob's wife.


Rakel has 2 variants: Raquel and Raquelle.

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

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

(male) Rail, Raver, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rakel Emi (R.E.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Rachel (#167 in recent rankings), Raquel (#750), Rachael (#1304), 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 (#1580, 90%), with forms such as Rae falling out of fashion. (2015 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.

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