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What does Raquel mean?

Raquel Pronunciation of Raquel [raquel] 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.


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

14 more relations via Rachel: Rachael, Racheal, Rachele, Racheli, Rachell, Rachil, Rae, Raechel, Rahel, Rahil, Rakel, Raquella, Rashell and Raychel.

Creative forms:
(female) Riquel, Sequel, ..

(male) Radel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Raquel Montana (R.M.), ..

How popular is Raquel?

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)

Raquel entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its apex rank of #221 in the U.S. in 1991, and is at #750 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raquel name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Rachel (#167 from current records), Rachael (#1304), Rae, Raechel, Rachell, Racheal, Rachele and Racquel are the prominent variation forms of Raquel (#750 from current records). Adoption of these forms of Raquel was widespread in the year 1996 (median #1143) and has become significantly reduced since (#1580, 90.3%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raquel, Rachael, Racheal, Rachel, Rachele in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rachell, Racquel, Rae, Raechel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rachael, Rachel outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Barbel, Batel, Carel, Cariel, Carmel, Dael, Darcel, Darel, Darrel, Gael, Gayel, Hadeel, Hazel, Jacquel, Jael, Jahnel, Janel, Janiel, Jannel, Jayel, Karel, Karmel, Lael, Laurel, Mabel, Madel, Maidel, Mariel, Marvel, Maybel, Raedell, Raelee, Raene, Rafaela, Railey, Raine, Rainee, Rainey, Raizel, Raley, Ramee, Ramie, Ramsey, Ranae, Randee, Ranee, Ranique, Raoula, Raoule, Raula, Raven, Rawley, Raye, Rayne, Raynee, Raynell, Rayney, Rayven, Rayzel, Raziela, Richel, Riqua, Rondel and Rue. These names tend to be less commonly used than Raquel.

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