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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.RAY-chəl
, rə-SHEL
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Meaning & History

Variant of RACHEL influenced by the spelling of ROCHELLE.
DiminutivesRae, Raelyn, Raelynn, Raelene
Other Languages & CulturesRachel Biblical Rachel Biblical Greek Rachel Biblical Hebrew Rachel, Rahel Biblical Latin Rahela Croatian Rakel Danish Rachel Dutch Raakel Finnish Rachel French Rachel German Rachel Hebrew Ráhel Hungarian Rakel Icelandic Ráichéal Irish Rachele Italian Rakel Norwegian Raquel Portuguese Rahela Romanian Rahela Serbian Raquel Spanish Rakel Swedish Ruchel Yiddish
Entry updated October 11, 2012