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Rachel Name Meaning and Origin

Rachel Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Ewe, Innocence, Lamb

Name Origin


The name Rachel means 'ewe' in Hebrew. It also connotes innocence and purity, like a lamb. In the Bible, Rachel was the beautiful and beloved wife of Jacob, known for her compassion and faith.

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Rachel Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Rachel is a smooth and easy-to-pronounce name, with clear syllables and a pleasant rhythm.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Rachel has a good rhythm with two syllables, making it easy to say and remember.

Famous People Named Rachel

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● Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams is a Canadian actress known for her roles in films like 'Mean Girls', 'The Notebook', and 'Spotlight'. She has received critical acclaim and several award nominations for her versatile performances.

● Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz is a British actress who has starred in movies such as 'The Mummy', 'The Constant Gardener', and 'The Favourite'. She is known for her talent and captivating presence on screen.

● Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson is an American actress best known for her role as Summer Roberts on the TV series 'The O.C.'. She has also appeared in films like 'Jumper' and 'The Last Kiss'.

Rachel Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Rachel

The name Rachel does not typically evoke negative connotations or associations. However, some may link it to characters from literature or media who bear the same name, potentially impacting perceptions.

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