Rachel

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Latin spelling of Ραχηλ (Rachel), a Greek form of Hebrew רָחֵל (Rachel) = 'ewe', 'female sheep' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

2) Also used as a "Latinised" form of Rågiähl (see Ráðgerðr) [2]

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See also Raili, Râkile, Raku, Ray

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Rachel
Genitive: Rachels
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Rachel
Genitive: Rachelin
Partitive: Rachelia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Rachel
Genitive: Rachels
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Rachel
Genitive: Rachels

Further Information

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Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[10]
476 843 476 843 0 0
Norway Norway[11]
632
n.a.
632
n.a.
0
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[12]
365
n.a.
365
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[13]
n.a.
606
n.a.
606 0 0
Greenland Greenland[14]
12 39
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[15]
11 17
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Rachel (f) Sources: [10][12][11][13]


References

  1. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  4. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  5. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  6. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  12. 12.0 12.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  13. 13.0 13.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  14. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  15. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/