Rachel

Rachel - A very unique female name



  Nov 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Rachel, meaning ewe, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #153. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Rachel and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Rachel? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Rachel. The baby girl name Rachel was given to 2,357 baby girls in 2012, ranking #133 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 600 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Rachel peaked in popularity 21 years ago in 1996 on position 9.



Famous with this name

Rachel McAdams
Rachel Weisz
Rachel Nichols


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Rachel is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Rachel is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #32 - and is the least popular in Louisiana at position #431.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Rachel is where you live.


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Rachel origin and meaning

Rachel is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means ewe. To see famous people named Rachel, pop culture references for the name Rachel and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Rachel

We've found the following names that sound similar to Rachel, sorted by popularity.

Rachael / Rosalie / Raquel / Rochelle / Rachelle / Rosella / Racheal / Richelle / Rosalee / Rosalia /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012133
2011116
2010100
200989
200874
200759
200648
200538
200434
200328
200224
200124
200021
199919
199815
199713
19969
199512
199413
199314
199216
199114
199016
198918
198819
198717
198615
198513
198415
198320
198221
198122
198023
197927
197825
197726
197623
197526
197436
197342
197240
197154
197058
196969
196892
1967105
1966154
1965174
1964173
1963178
1962192
1961185
1960198
1959201
1958201
1957193
1956197
1955186
1954182
1953174
1952186
1951202
1950187
1949190
1948195
1947190
1946194
1945174
1944169
1943170
1942163
1941161
1940165
1939159
1938165
1937163
1936163
1935165
1934164
1933161
1932155
1931161
1930164
1929168
1928177
1927169
1926163
1925165
1924157
1923159
1922153
1921152
1920155
1919148
1918147
1917156
1916152
1915156
1914148
1913144
1912153
1911147
1910153

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York32
New Jersey64
Pennsylvania74
Vermont74
Maine84
Maryland87
Hawaii95
Iowa103
Utah105
Virginia109
Connecticut134
Tennessee134
Montana137
Washington140
Ohio142
Minnesota147
Kentucky148
Colorado149
South Carolina153
Florida153
North Carolina154
Indiana154
Illinois155
Arizona156
Alabama159
California160
North Dakota167
Nebraska168
Arkansas169
Wisconsin174
Massachusetts176
Oklahoma180
New Mexico180
Missouri185
West Virginia185
Oregon186
Idaho192
New Hampshire192
Rhode Island195
Texas200
Georgia204
South Dakota227
Michigan228
Mississippi240
Nevada249
Kansas268
Louisiana431

Even more about Rachel


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Rachel a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Rachel?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1996
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Rachel
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 600
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,357

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