Meaning and name origin
Rakel \r(a)-kel\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Rakel is "ewe, female sheep". Rakel is a variant of Rachel (Hebrew); biblical: Jacob's wife, described as being "beautiful in form and countenance".
Rakel is not a popular first name for females but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#60952 out of 88799, Top 69%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Rakel and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rachel (#155) and Raquel (#697). (2014 statistics).