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What does Raquel mean?

Raquel \r(a)-quel\ as a girls' name is pronounced rah-KELL. It is of Spanish, Portuguese and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Raquel is "ewe". Variant of Rachel.


Variations

Raquel has 5 variants: Racquel, Racquell, Raquela, Raquelle and Roquel.

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


Popularity

Raquel is a very popular first name for women (#446 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#49249 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Raquel for girls. Raquel entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its apex rank of #221 in the U.S. in 1991, and is at #697 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Raquel name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Raquel outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Raquel and corresponding names. Rachel (#155 the previous year), Ray, Shelley, Shellie, Shelly, Rae, Racheal, Rachelle, Racquel and Rachael are the prominent variation forms of Raquel (#697 the previous year). Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.5114%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.1044%, down 79.6%), with versions such as Rachael, Raquel, Racheal, Rachelle and Rae becoming somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rachael, Racheal, Rachel, Rachelle, Racquel, 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. These names tend to be less commonly used than Raquel.

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