What does Rachel mean?

Definitions for Rachel
ˈreɪ tʃəlrachel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rachelnoun

    (Old Testament) the second wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin


  1. Rachelnoun

    Younger daughter of Laban, sister to Leah, and second wife of Jacob.

  2. Rachelnoun

    A female given name from Hebrew.

    Rachel is another modest, nun-like name, of the same order as Judith, and has the appropriate signification of a lamb.

  3. Rachelnoun

    A census-designated place in Nevada, United States; named for the first baby born in the town.

  4. Rachelnoun

    A census-designated place in West Virginia, United States; named for the daughter of a local mine owner.

  5. Etymology: From Late Latin Rachel, from Ancient Greek Ῥαχήλ (Rhakhḗl), from Biblical Hebrew רָחֵל (rakhél, " ewe").


  1. Rachel

    Rachel (Hebrew: רָחֵל‎, romanized: Rāḥêl, lit. 'ewe') was a Biblical figure, the favorite of Jacob's two wives, and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin, two of the twelve progenitors of the tribes of Israel. Rachel's father was Laban. Her older sister was Leah, Jacob's first wife; their mother was Adinah. Her aunt Rebecca was Jacob's mother.


  1. Rachel

    Rachel is a female given name derived from the Hebrew name "רָחֵל" (Rāḥēl), meaning "ewe" or "lamb." It has been a popular name worldwide and is often associated with qualities such as beauty, compassion, and wisdom.


  1. Rachel

    Rachel as described in the Bible, is the favorite wife of Jacob, one of the three Biblical Patriarchs, and mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She was the daughter of Laban and the younger sister of Leah, Jacob's first wife. Jacob was her first cousin, and she was the youngest niece of Rebekah.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rachel is ranked #12837 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rachel surname appeared 2,398 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Rachel.

    69.3% or 1,664 total occurrences were White.
    23.2% or 557 total occurrences were Black.
    3.2% or 78 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 46 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.5% or 37 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 16 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rachel' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4115

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rachel in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rachel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Rachel in a Sentence

  1. Brigham Young:

    Rachel Richardsons was crying, Rachel Richardsons was upset and Rachel's not the person who calls and cries over a loss, it's just not who Rachel Richardsons is. So we knew something was wrong and then as Rachel Richardsons started to tell us what was going on and what had happened during the game, first [ we felt ] anger, outrage and then just a real need to make sure something was done to correct the things that came across us. as Brigham Young University stated earlier, Brigham Young University would not tolerate any conduct that would make a student-athlete feel unsafe. That is the reason for Brigham Young University immediate response and Brigham Young University thorough investigation.

  2. Alireza Shamshirsaz:

    Rachel Joy Barehl Beth know in obstetrics if Rachel Joy Barehl Beth can do [ an ] earlier termination, the outcomes will be better. Rachel Joy Barehl Beth is set in stone.

  3. Rhonda Faehn:

    Rachel Gowey, Rachel Gowey is a polished athlete and has a nice look too Rachel Gowey with Rachel Gowey lines and Rachel Gowey has strong start values and that helps as well, i really think Rachel Gowey is absolutely one who has great potential. Rachel Gowey has had ankle problems but you can see the potential there.

  4. County Commission Chairman John Koenig:

    October 1 refers to Las Vegas, the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. On Wednesday, county officials said they believe 1,000 to 3,000 people could potentially show up in the town of Amargosa Valley, which has a population of nearly 1,000 people. County Commission Chairman John Koenig laid out what could happen if a crowd that large ends up appearing inAmargosa. Nye County Commissioner Leo Blundo says if even 3,000 people show up to' Storm Area 51,' Nye County will put an enormous strain on the small town in Nevada. Be prepared not to have cell service, not to have Internet. There will probably be no water available, there will probably be no ice available because everything is going to sell out. There will probably be no gas left in the gas station, no food, nowhere to go potty, if youre coming, be prepared because its probably not going to be nice. STORM AREA 51 CRAZE CONTINUES AS 2M PEOPLE PLEDGE TO RAID SECRET GOVT MILITARY BASE He advised anyone planning to visit the area during the events should be prepared with food, water, and other essential items since those supplies will probably sell out very quickly. Authorities are also concerned about a massive influx of traffic that could lead to gridlock, stymying first responders and law enforcement if they are needed. County officials stressed they are worried that sources could get tied up with masses of people arriving on the lone highway in the area. Nye County commissioner Leo Blundo urged residents they should prepare by stocking up on food, water, gasoline, and prescription medication ahead of the weekend. Signs warn about trespassing at an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range near Area 51 outside of Rachel, Nev. ( AP Photo/John Locher, File) Cell phone service may also be impacted if thousands show up. Amargosa Town Board member Trevor Dolby told commissioners that cell phone towers in Amargosa Valley were not designed to support the thousands of people, according to FOX5. Whats scary is our 9-1-1 paging service goes through cell phones, Dolby said. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP Earlier this month, neighboring Lincoln County drafted an emergency declaration but gave conditional approval for events in tiny towns near the once top-secret U.S. Air Force test area. that has long been a focus of UFO conspiracy theories. Alien-themed graffiti adorns a rock along the Extraterrestrial Highway, near Rachel, Nev. ( AP Photo/John Locher) TheLittle ALeInn in Rachelisscheduling an eventcalledAlienstockon Sept. 20-22, while The Alien Research Center souvenir shop in Hiko has planned a Sept. 20-21 expo. Those events in Hiko and Rachel would be about 100 miles from Amargosa Valley. Rachelswebsite says the nearest gas stations are located 50 miles south in Ash Springs and 110 miles north in Tonopah. Officials in two rural Nevada counties have signed a state of emergency declaration ahead of the' Storm Area 51' event ; William La Jeunesse reports.

  5. Greta Thunberg:

    I don't want Rachel Kyte to be hopeful, I want Rachel Kyte to panic, I want Rachel Kyte to feel the fear I feel every day.

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