Usage Armenian (Rare)
Scripts Առաքել (= actually Arak'el, but that becomes Arakel in the simplified transcription). Also, note that the spelling Առակել (Arakel) is incorrect: it is literal and does not correctly reflect the pronunciation of the name.
Pronounced Pron. Ah-rah-kel [key]
Other Forms FormsAraqel
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Contributor Contrib.ara87 on 8/15/2006
Derived from the Armenian word arak'eal, which literally means "sent", but signifies "apostle" in its original context, as it is a calque from Greek apostolos (e.g. Tovmas Arakael, which means Thomas the Apostle).