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Meaning and Name Origin

Raquel \r(a)-quel\ as a girls' name is pronounced rah-KELL. It is of Spanish and Portuguese origin. 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 a slightly less popular surname for all people (#68793 out of 88799, Top 77%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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. Prominent variation forms of Raquel (#697 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Rachel (#155 the previous year), Ray, Shelley, Shellie, Shelly, Rae, Racheal, Rachelle, Racquel and Rachael. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1970-1979 and has become significantly lower since, with versions such as Rachael, Raquel, Shellie, Shelly and Shelley becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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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