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Rachel

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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Female

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A few facts about the girl's name Rachel:

  • Records indicate that 552,019 girls in the United States have been named Rachel since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1985, when 16,347 people in the U.S. were given the name Rachel. Those people are now 34 years old.

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    Comments about the name Rachel

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      199 Positive Comments

  • "I have a friend named Rachel and she works at TJ Maxx and she is very rich. SO name your kid Rachel so they become rich." Feb. 12, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Rachel (like a lot of people here)! No offense meant to "Rachael"s with the second "a", but I absolutely ABHOR it when people misspell "Rachel" with the second "a". I like to go by "Ray", but other nicknames I have accumulated over the years are "Rach", "Ray-Ray", "Ray-CHELLE", and many other annoying ones." Apr. 19, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "No one in my class gives a care about my name but still all of you who think a Rachel is a horrible person: stop it! Slap yourself across the face for even thinking that. Not all people named Rachel and high-class, stuck-up, rich snobs. Especially not me. I am timid and I am shy. I'm not sure if I like my name or not but I will defend others named Rachel. Bad experiences? Stop thinking all of us are horrible people. We're not! I've been told many times that I'm: "horrible" or "bad news." It just isn't true. I've been able to keep pushing myself forward because of God's love for me." Apr. 5, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. I think it's very pretty. It doesn't bother me that it is common. It does bother me when people pronounce it wrong. My name is not (roe-shell)! Other than that, I think it suits me and I wouldn't change it for the world." Sep. 24, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name, I just wish it wasn't so common! Sometimes people spell it with 2 A's but it doesn't really bother me. Every single year in school, except for 5th grade, there's been at least one other Rachel in my class. Seeing as my last initial is "P," this led to a lot of teasing..."Rachel P peed on the tree on the way to PE" but not anymore. It's all because of Friends, in my opinion. If Jennifer Aniston's character had been named something else, it wouldn't be so popular with girls in my generation (I was born in the late 90s). I have a family friend, an older man, who always pronounces my name like "Racial" like a racial slur, which bothers me, but it doesn't happen too often. But all in all, I like the sound of the name and I'm proud to be a Rachel!" Aug. 29, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yeah I like my name, mines just the average spelling. It's common but I'm glad it's not over common like other names. I get a few nicknames 'Rach' 'Rachy' that's it really, I'm proud to be a Rachel because I think it sounds innocent and sweet, and glad it's a popular name. :3" Jul. 24, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is spelled Rachel and do get annoyed when people try to spell it with an extra "a". I have a bazillion nicknames such as Rach, Rachie, Rachelle, Raquel, Ray, Ray-Ray, etc and honestly don't care what people call me because there are so many different ways to personalize it. I was never the only Rachel in my school for it is a pretty common name. When people ask what my name means and I say "ewe" {a sheep}. But Rachel was also the favorite wife of Jacob and her story was pretty interesting." Nov. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi i my name is rachel.i am glad because i am the only rachel in my school!" Feb. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Rachel, and I personally like it. I haven't had many Rachels in my class. Only one in grade 2. I agree, it's annoying when people (especially supply teachers!) put an 'A' to make it Rachael. I don't like that part and when people call me Ray or Ray-Ray. Sounds too boyish for me even though I'm a tom-boy... I like Rach better. Other than that, I really like my name! :)" Dec. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife and I fell in love with this name and gave it to are daughter but put a twist on it and spell it "Rachyl"." Dec. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! But so many people misspell it TT_TT It's not Rachael! Why do people even think there is an extra "a" in Rachel? In my opinion the extra "a" is stupid. There is NO point of it.They even spelled my name like that(Rachael)Burlington County Times!!!(A newspaper)I like the sound of Rachel too :) Sometimes people call me "Hell" like my personality, because the last three letters of my name spell "Hel". Overall, I like my name n_n" Jun. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Rachel and I love my name :) I think it suits me, and though it's kind of annoying that it's so common, I can't imagine being called anything else! I like the sound of it and the meaning. I like that it's a strong biblical name. Even thought the Rachel in the bible was a bit odd in my opinion." Jun. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first and middle names are Rachel Zoey. I love my names and when people ask for my name I love to give them my full name, but I absolutely can't stand when people spell it Rachael Zoe. It just bugs me. Plus, my mom has a very strong accent, which i do not ahve, so she pronounces it Rachle sometimes or Rache-e-lee. Iget nicknames like Rachee, Rach, Ray-ray and things like that." Jun. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "heyy names Rachael Anne. Anne with an 'e' and Rachael with an 'a':D Im starting to get used to it and auctually love it. ive had alot of nick names...Rach,Rachael Annie, Ray-Ray, BO(not what your thinkin), Rafael, Grandma, lil coyote, and Rache. I used to hate them all but now i just love it! aight time for me to peace itıı" Apr. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name!It is SO pretty!All my Bffs LOVE it! It fits me,too!Ilove how it means lamb.Lambs are calm and cute,but can be a littla wacko from time to time.That is how I describre myself." Apr. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachael(with 2 a's)and my friends call me:Rach,Rachie,Rachella,Rachiella and Rachielle and I love it.My name is so pretty and I love it.If I have a baby girl,then I will name her Isabella Rachael." Apr. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel its very girly and preppy my friends call me Rae Rae or Rach. Many people spell my name with an extra "a" it doesnt bother me very much. I LOVE my name and i don't think any other name would suit my personality any better:D" Apr. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • ""hey!! my name is r-a-c-h-e-l i love my name but i sometimes wish it was spelt different like rachelle,but i have to say im glad im not the type of person who has like 6 different middle names i like having 3 names and thats it :)"" Apr. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Obviously my name is Rachel...Love the name, Loved being called Rach or Rae or Miss Rach by close friends. Doesnt bother me if people spell my name as there are so many ways to spell it. I do like that I have the simpler way of spelling it however I like how it looks Rachelle I dont know why I just do. I'm not sure the name Rachel actually suits me and I am always mistaken for a Rebecca that bothers me ALOT fine spell it wrong but you seriously cant remember it !!" Mar. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is spelled R-A-C-H-E-L and it get's annoying how most people think it's spelled with an extra "a," like R-A-C-H-A-E-L. I like the more simple and straight-forward way of spelling it, but I wish other people wouldn't think it was spelled with 2 A's!!!" Mar. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey, my name is of course, Rachel. People tend to spell it RACHAEL like Rachael Ray. I'm not a big fan of the other ways to spell Rachel: Rachael, Rachal, and Richel. I also don't like when people say,"Rachel!" And I say,"Yeah?" And they say,"Not you the other Rachel." Since my name is so common it can get on my nerves when I think they are talking to me... Anyway I <3LOVE<3 the name Rachel. ;)" Mar. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've loved this name for a while. If I have a daughter, I'm going to use it. Currently I'm a writer and I have a bad habit of naming my female leads Rachel." Jan. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i know someone named Rachel she my friend she goes to school with me all the time." Dec. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I picked out the name Rachel for my future daughter when I was 15 because it was classic and beautiful and not overly common...THEN Friends came on the air and everyone was naming their daughters Rachel! I was very annoyed. Fortunately, Friends ended and the name isn't as popular as it once was so when I named my daughter Rachel 3 years ago, it was almost back to being the same simple, classic name that I had chosen originally." Dec. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is r-a-c-h-e-l...but it gets spelled rachael a LOT! I used to mind, until I wanted to spell it differently, and now I don't really care. Lots of people call me rach and I LOVE it!!! so I pretty much love my name:)))" Nov. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "They spell my name wrong. Its Rachel. :D They usually spell it like Racheal and such. I think my name is very common, but very beautiful." Aug. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi.. i am a Rachel too and i do like it, i also like my nick names Rach, Rae and the odd Lady Rach (nice ring that lol)" Jul. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, R A C H E L. My name does get misspelled alot, but I really don't mind. I love how my name is so simple, and ordinary, but I'm really just crazy when you get to know me." Jul. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is RACHAL. I chose to spell it this way. It is closer to the Hebrew spelling. I changed my name to Rachal when I was in my 40s. My whole life I felt like I was someone else, instead of the name my mother gave me. Then I found out a few years ago my great-grandmother was named Rachel. Maybe I am reincarnation of her! I hate when people think it is pronounced Rakal or Raquel! I like the nickname Rach." Jul. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi! I'm another Rachel! I don't like how people put the A in it! No extra A, only one A! I like my nicknames: Rach, Chachel (long story), and Ray. Once I met Racheal Ray, to sign my book she wrote. She was like," What's your name?" I'm like," Rachel." She was like," Cool. How do you spell that?" I'm like," R-A-C-H-E-L." She said," Oh." Insted of writingit my way she wrote Rach's Rule insted. She was nice to me. :)" Jun. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and I love it very much, and it fits me. Some people spell my name wrong and I hate it very much. It is spelled RACHEL, not RACHAEL. Good luck to all those Rachels out there and be proud of our name!! :)"" Jun. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my names rachAel I love my name and no one remembers the extra A its frustrating I mean rachel is such an over used spelling I like my spelling its unique! :D" May. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend is named Rachel. She is great and very smart too. Good things come from all of the Rachels that i know. :]" May. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "omg my name is RachAel...with an A so people without an A shouldn't really say that there is a difference between Rachel and Rachael...to be honest I like mine better because I'm separate from everyone...so Rachael with an A is AHmazing" May. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Suprise, my name is Rachel! I didn't used to like it when I was younger, but now I love it. I don't understand why people are always trying to put that extra A in there! Leave it simple! R-A-C-H-E-L!" Apr. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel!!! I love my name because it is pretty!! The reason I was named Rachel is because my mom grew up with a wierd name which is Tebyl. You pronounce it teb-il. I absolutly love my name and I don't like it when people put an extra a in it. The name "Rachel" in Florida is not the common and there is only 2 people named Rachel in my whole school ( and I'm glad). Goooo Rachels!! =)" Mar. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am rachel too. i love my name. some people tease me saying "how is jacob doing?" a lot of people spell my name wrong like rachael, raechelle, etc. i hate it. i love it cause its simply beautiful :P" Mar. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Rachel, I love my name :) it was really common when I was in school wich was frustratin, but think the popularity's droppin off n I appreciate the name more now. it's really pretty :)" Mar. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I;m Rachel, I'm 25. I like it, it fits me, but I hate it when people call me Rebecca!" Mar. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name Rachel and I luv it! it really annoyin went people put an A in it! my m8s call me raquel or rach!" Jan. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i really like my name, im called rachel. its irritating when people put the extra a in, coz its better simple. I also have a canny few nicknames! rach, rachyy, rakasss, rakel. its all goood :)" Dec. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Wow, I guess I'm not the only Rachel where there are more than one of us at work. Where I work at there are three of us named Rachel and another girl named Rachelle." Dec. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel, and I REALLY, REALLY like my name. I have never been teased or anything like that for being named "Rachel". I am nicknamed "Rach". Besides, Rachel means both "little lamb"/"ewe" and "pure". Be proud of your name, even if it's really popular!! :-D" Dec. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and I love it!! It is easy to pronounce. It is simple and beautiful. :D" Nov. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Rachel, but it is getting SO common. Please don't name your kid Rachel because there are too many already. ;)" Oct. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "omg so many rachels my name is rachel to.... no duhhh lol omg who ever plays runescape chickcool5 runescape (racheldot4@gmail.com)" Oct. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Rachel. I LOVE my name! It's so wonderful. I'm never going to change my name. To all the Rachel's out there stay proud of your name and keep it with love." Oct. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and i love it!! but despite being the simple spelling out of two (Rachael) people usually spell it with the extra A which annoys me, as that version of the name is imo not as common. Also it will never get old. If i ever have a daughter i'd deffinelty consider giving her Rachel as a middle name. People also call me Rachee or Rachie.. which ever lol, and Rach (thats probably the one i get called the most)" Sep. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachelllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll. raquellllllllllll. is an amzing name for my best friend. shes had the naem since last week and she really hopes for it to be hers. she has a lot fun. shes blue. she thinks its boring but HEY!! its fun." Sep. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its such a beautiful name, I named my daughter Rachel .. the meaning is lovely too - (ewe) purity. To me it means beautiful princess." Sep. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Rachel, I have had it my whole life and would never want to change it!" Sep. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I wasn't satisfied with my name when I was little, for some reason; I can remember wanting to be called Melissa. But now, I'm pleased to be a Rachel; I like the meaning of "ewe-lamb". And although the name Leah sounds melodious, I'm glad I was named after the prettier of the 2 Biblical sisters. I hope Jacob was handsome, if he existed!" Sep. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachel. named after my gma. i love it! never made fun of, never known many other rachel's. you can't shorten it other than "rae" and that's really only in sports unless you promote it...it's WONDERFUL!!!" Aug. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name rachel. I find the name sounds strong and a little european? I know one two Rachels and both are exceptional and dynamic individuals." Jul. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and I love it!! I have lots of nicknames like Ray, Rachie, Rach, and Ray-Bug!!" Jul. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Rachael and I love my name! Other comments are right, it's timeless and can't be pinned down to one time period. I knew loads of Rachel's when in high school and was sooo pleased with my unique extra A! Takes some people a while to learn to spell it, but that's prob why I love it! It's unique, and it's a gorgeous name." Jul. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name Is Rachael, yep with an A, there is 3 rachel's in my grade. and i am the only one that spells it Rachael. most people know my name is spelled different but they spell it like this RACHEAL,Or Rachel. It Kinda Gets Annoying That They Don;t Know The Spelling. aLOT OF people call me rach,rachie,ray,or just rachael ( which i prefur ) its a great name," Jun. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and i think all Rachels are very beautiful at least the ones i have known i think all Rachels out there are beautiful as i am. I don't know but it looks like some day i will name my daughter Rachel too. Thanks to my parents" Jun. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel, and my sister's name is Rebekah. People always mix us up. People also try and spell my name Rachael, and i dont like it. :(" May. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Rachel after i heard someone say it,and it sounded so beautiful..." May. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Rachel and i know lots of Rachel's lol, i used to not like my name but now i love it! All you Rachel's out there rock lol! Rachel's an awesome name!" May. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Rachel and I worked with a Ruth - people always called us by the other person's name, I've no idea why. My parents named me for the Rachel in the Bible." May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I are going to name our baby girl Rachel. We found the name out of the bible and we both really like it. It is a strong name, it's a pretty name as well. You don't hear the name very often. I've only known one girl who had the name Rachel, which was when I was in elementary school. I have a friend her name is Raschel, pronounced as (ra-shell)." Apr. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachael, yes spelled that way (go all you with the extra A!) It's a really pretty name, i love it so much, and i don't think that even Rachel is all that common. There are two rachel's in my grade and then me. One of the Rachel's tries to spell her name like mine, and I think that's annoying." Apr. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hiya my name is Rachel and i love it i have another friend called Rachel and we bought spell it the same i know it can be spelled other ways as my best friends sister is called Racheal and another person i know is called Reachel and its pronoticed the same! but which is accutly the right spelling i guess i'll never know if u want to tell me send the answer to rachelmontanna@gmail.com thanks! RachEl -- see the 'e' xx" Apr. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named my daughter RACHAEL after her great-grandmother. I inserted the letter "A" in the spelling to resemble biblical angel names - like Michael & Rafael, and to modify the word "ache" in the traditional spelling. Her friends sometimes call her "Rach" which I'm not wild about, but she thinks is fine. I love saying her name... because it's her." Apr. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is spelled RachEAL and I have never met someone with that spelling before. Like the other posts I have read, I have had problems with people always spelling my name wrong, and even saying it wrong! But I love my name because it sounds so intellectual and it makes me feel beautiful!" Mar. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel! I know alot of rachels, all are nice, and my bffs! Its kind of funny cuz my friend who is a boy has crushes on my friends rachel but not me, lol" Mar. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel. My parents were thinking about naming me Rebecca, but I'm glad they went with Rachel. I used to have a 'phone' job- for some reason everyone on the phone thought my name was Lisa!?" Mar. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachel but for some reason people always call me rebecca which i hate and then they call a person whos name is rebecca and they call her rachel. has anyone else experienced this?" Mar. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, but i think that Rachael is incorrect spelling. I like being called Rach, Rachy and Ray, does anyone know other nicknames for Rachels?" Mar. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "myu name is Rachel and i love it..i used to hate it but now im starting to get used to it...I LOVE THE NAME RACHEL!!! go any other Rachel's out there. No matter how u spell it..EVERY Rachel is awsome!!! <3" Mar. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The only thing i didn't like about my name being rachel is that through out my whole life there was ALWAYS someone else in my class named rachel. but thats how i got my best friend since the secon grade her name is rachel=)knowing alot of rachels i do realize that all of them are very sweet (including me). even though and most people either pronounce it "rachelle" and or spell it racheal. i will always love my name." Feb. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i'm dutch and my name is Rachıl! people call me raggele, ragel rachel everything but the right call.. But.. jeahh i like my name also!" Feb. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Rachel and people often spell it rachael...it gets annoying. but i love the name so much-wouldn't want to be called anything else!!!" Feb. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachel is my name and i love it so so much! Rachel can have so many nicknames:)" Feb. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachıl, pronounced as [ra-shell]. Only seen that in my country so far :)" Feb. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "On occasion have had Rachel spelt as Rachael, know a few others with this name but are all the same age as me so must have been a very popular name in 1985. Love this name so much" Jan. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, although it seems common, thanks to "Friends", it is not conducive to a specific generation, so it is not likely that many of your peers will have this name. Loved it as a child and I love it as an adult!" Jan. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I babysit a little girl named "Rachel". She just turned 9, but I have known her since she was 5. She is the only "Rachel" in her class at school. The name suits her perfectly, she is cute, bubbly, smart, sweet, and sassy. Knowing that her name is biblical also is important to her and her parents. I can't imagine any other name applying to this girl. Rachel, LOVE THE NAME." Jan. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and I think it's great - it's classic, pretty, elegant but playful.." Dec. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife's name is Rachel. It's a very dignified but sexy name. I associate her with Jacob's (from the bible) most beloved wife...the wife for which he had to become another man's slave for many years in order to marry. Excellent name...excellent history." Dec. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachel is an awsome name! I really love it! the name Rachel means "Like a Lamb" i love my name and would never change it!" Nov. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel, not Rachael. My mother was pregnant with twins, but she didn't even know it! She had my sister's name all picked out, but she kept dreaming of a little girl named Rachel. So after my sister was born they took my mother all the way back to her hospital room. They told her that she was still pretty big for just having a baby and then they realized I WAS IN THERE. My mom just said, "there's Rachel"." Nov. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachel people always spell it "rachael" my best friends name is rachel too. we have been friends since birh but since i was born two weeks before her my mom always said that her parents copied." Nov. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachel, and i love it . it REALLY describes me and its sorta unique. theres only like 2 rachel's out of my entire school and we have 900 kids. i love it." Nov. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachel is my name and i absalutly love it! i would never ever trade this name for another. i am named after "Rachel" in the Bible and i think it is very specile to be named after someone like "Rachel" in the Bible. another nice thing about the name Rachel is there are no bad nick names that come with it. overall i really do love my name!" Oct. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "yo my name is rachel and i love the name there isnt many named rachel but it is a really good name" Oct. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Wow! its my name and i just found out more information now than ever!" Oct. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my daughters name, and in the uk it is not overly popular anymore. I think it is a lovely old fashioned name and in my opinion the old names are usually the best." Oct. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "There's other meanings to Rachel than just "ewe." Some are "lovely" and "innocent." I'm Jewish and I was given this name because my mother had trouble conceiving me. In most Jewish homes a name is picked based on the meaning. Try the other meanings if you don't like "ewe."" Oct. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like this name, its popualr but not so popular that when someone calls their name all girls turn around (like me, name Hannah), it's modern and sweet. Love it! x" Sep. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's rachel and as I live in Southamerica most people says 'so your name's Raquel' and I'm like 'hell no!' it's Rachel - my mom's Raquel haha. I also found somewherer Rachel means person who suffer in silence or silently. Seems appropiate to me and also Bible says rachel as beautiful in form and character. I LOVE MY NAME!!!" Sep. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name but i dont like the spelling of it, I spell my name RaychewL =)" Sep. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and my teachers and classmates spells it wrong a lot but I still love it." Aug. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friends name is Rachel. I have never heard the name Rachel, but many pronounce and spell her name rong!" Jul. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a 4 year old little girl and her name is Rachel. I think it is a beautiful name! Of all the girls at her preschool no other girl is named Rachel. I've never really met another Rachel either. So it really is a unique(not over used) and a beautiful name." Jul. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and I absolutly love my name! I dont meet that many even though i hear its pretty popular but whatever! i always get complimented on it" Jul. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just gave birth to a baby girl and named her Rachel. While people do pronounce it correctly, however they will often spell it wrong. I think Rachel is a beautiful and classy name." Jul. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just gave birth to a baby girl and named her Rachel. While people do pronounce it correctly, however they will often spell it wrong. I think Rachel is a beautiful and classy name." Jul. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "many other people i know have the same name as me although i do know quite a lot of people who spell it Rachael whereas i spell it Rachel" Jun. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister's name is Rachel. Nobody has ever spelled it wrong, and I think it is a beautiful name. Where I am, there are not that many Rachel's. I have never even heard of calling Rachel "Ray". That's a total boy's name. I think Rachel is a beautiful name." Jun. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i have the name rachel and i abso love it its soo hot and feminine and i only know like 2 other rachels everyone i meet says they love my name i would never choose any other name i thank my mom for it everydayy" Jun. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know a lot of Rachels and it just so happens to be that one of my best friends name is Rachel and i had known her since kindergarten. My brothers and cousins always call me Ra shel or some other way you can say Rachel,and my neighbor always spelt my name Rachael, but i slitll love my name." May. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel, and I love it. I agree with everyone about the "a" after the "e" being very annoying... "Rochel" is one of my many odd nicknames (which came about after I forgot to put the little line on the end of the a) and people still call me that. I also go by the nickname of "Roochel the Great"." May. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "When my parents named me they saw the verse in the bible that said "Rachel was very beautiful and greatly loved"and named me Rachel with hopes that i wold be too. That's such a sweet story on how to name your baby. I really love my name and couldn't imagine being called anything else." Apr. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachel(my name) is the most effing awesome name in the entire universe, and how people spell it wrong (Rachael, Racheal, Raychel, Rachell, Rechel, Rachal, Rachle). R-A-C-H-E-L !!! Anyways, Have a nice DAY!" Apr. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i think this a really great thats why so many people have this name, but people do spell my name wrong and i get so mad, and i tell them TOO GET IT RIGHT is that so difficult." Apr. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just named my baby girl Rachel. Such a sweet girly and very classic name." Apr. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like having the name Rachel. I agree with everybody that it is annoying to have an A put in when there isn't one." Apr. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachel is my name - it drives me insane when people spell it Rachael though. It sounds horrible when said in hebrew! Haven't yet met a Rachel I didn't like !" Apr. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friends name is Rachel. I think she likes it and I surely do. I don't like how people mispell it and i don't think it is a girly name since my friend Rachel is a HUGE tomboy. LOL. :):):)" Apr. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Rachel and i like it. what i dont like is the constant mis-spelling of it. for six years my school have spelled it Rachael or Racheal and its neither. GET IT RIGHT PEOPLE. its not difficult is it? no! why is it hard to accept there is no extra a in there???" Apr. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "amazing name... lol ... people do mispell it and mispronounce it A LOT which i find REALLY stupid... dont complicate it its just RACHEL" Apr. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name is Rachel, and I absolutely adore it! Many people do add an extra A, but I don't mind. I am occasionally called Richelle, but I don't mind that either. No one else in my school is named Rachel, and I doubt anyone in my town is. I recently found out that besides just the meaning of ewe, or lamb/sheep, it also means "innocence and gentility of a rose". I love my name!" Apr. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name ...Rachel sounds so cool and there's not alot of Rachel's that i know i love my name and i wouldnt trade it because my parents gave that name to me" Mar. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Rachel, It ia a little common, but other than that I love my name. No one really pronounces it wrong, but sometimes they spell it wrong, adding and extra A. I love my name though!!" Mar. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel, I really like it. However, people adding an "A" really gets on my nerves. Shouldn't my church know how to spell my name?" Mar. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Rachel. It's the best name ever! I would never want another name. I have met a few other people with this name but not many. Some people call me Rach or Ray and it's a great name!" Mar. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i reeeally love this name! it's simple, but it's still so pretty and elegant." Mar. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Rachel, its great!! I know some body called Rachel, and I like her so much. She's such a nice person, I love her" Mar. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Rachel and I love having it. People spell it wrong or think I'm Jewish. I have a Christian background and I think my parents just liked the name." Feb. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sisters name is Rachel. I love her name! She was born in 1980 and has said that she has met MANY MANY MANY people her age with the same name. She doesnt seem to have to many problems with the way its pronounced." Feb. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachel is a good name to have... i know no one else w/ that name and it feels good to be different- plus i love the meaning, "little lamb"." Feb. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachel and i love it cuz everyone gives me all these cute nick names its awasome. plus 1 of my best friends names rachel." Feb. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my best friends sisters name is rachel!! she pretty aawesome!!!" Feb. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello...yeah thats right..My name is Rachel too..and yes people ALWAYS spell it wrong!!But I do love my name, And it wasn't popular when I was growing up, But now it is, oh well!!" Jan. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Rachel. I dont mind it. People usually spell it wrong - add another a. I would prefer it spelled a little differently (Rachyl, Raychel or Raichel). I often get called Rebecca too.." Jan. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name rachel beaxeiorquorgh;oighqoier hy3orjghtjrhtgujreghurghuihqweyrgyregyhjjjsshbjdfd" Jan. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Rachel my friend Josh doesnt like my name but I say it is super cool GOOOOO RACHEL!" Jan. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Always pretty even though it's very common. In my experience most Rachels are brunettes? Just a coincidence?" Dec. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey Rachel's and admirers of the name Rachel! I'm Rachel and I like my name but a few years ago I used to hate telling people my name because I hated it soo much! Not too many people spell it 'Rachael' but to be honest I think that 'Rachelle' is a interesting way to spell it!" Dec. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Rachel. When I was growing up, I was the only Rachel I knew and I didn't like my name. I do now. I'm very grateful for it." Nov. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE my name because it's fun to say and there's never a teacher that doesn't pronunce corectly" Nov. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is rachel too. i got my name because my grandma didint like it, bit i love it! Most people spell my name like this; racheal, i hare it when people do that" Nov. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachel is a cool name but its sooo popular so alot of people get me mixed up. Its a beautiful name though! I also don't like it to be spelled racheal. Its weired." Nov. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name Raxhel its so pretty but is also quirky and a very srtong name it also suits old and young lots of people have trouble spelling my name it really annoys me and everyone shortens it 2 rach and it dnt like it so dnt shorten it keep it Rachel!!!" Nov. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is also rachael, and yes it's spelt with the second "a". i love my name and its unusual spelling, but i get really annoyed when people spell it wrong (Rachel). i totaly love my name and wouldnt give it up for the world!" Nov. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachel and i love being called rachel but only when its spelt right my uncle spells it racheal!" Oct. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name too. However, I also get annoyed when people spell it wrong (Rachel is the right spelling). Another thing is, whenever someone calls me by another name it is either Rebekah or Michelle." Oct. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I quite like my name. It's commonly spelled, and it sounds nice. I've met quite a few other Rachels and nobody has ever mistaken me for a Rebecca or called me religious XD Although the meaning sometimes leaves me wondering..." Oct. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mine is spelled with extra "a" and people constantly leave it out but I don't care because it is me and who cares what other think anyway!" Oct. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and I get called Rebecca!!! by some people, why is this? My mum used to call me Rachel the ratbag. I like my name, it is me and I'm the only one I know. I love that it's roots are Hebrew, it makes it kind of regal!!" Oct. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Rachel. I didnt know so many people have the name Rachel. I rekon its and awesome name and will last for eva!" Oct. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachel and im proud of it lol.. i have a twin named leah and i can't wait to go to colledge for acting and film! i am curently twelve lol" Oct. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachel and most people either spell it wrong or spell it wrong too, alot of people spell it with an extra e or a or either pronounce my name as RACHELLE." Oct. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Rachel because its really beautiful. It isn't posh or too unusual, or too usual. It fits nicely in between." Oct. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Rachel. My mom named me. one thing that i do not like is that people spell my name like this... Rachael. But I would like to have my name spelled like that. cause i do not like how Rachel is spelled. it sounds to ordinary." Sep. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name Rachel, I didn't like it so much when I was younger because no-one else was called Rachel I knew, Now I am older Im glad it's not that common, and I don't think it is a dated name. I also get called Rebecca, which is my sisters name." Sep. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i have a tattoo of a little lamb, and my name is rachel. you see the connection of course. it personifies me. weird how things work out." Sep. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel too and I hate it when I am in class with another rachel and we have to say which one." Sep. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and i love it! and people call me rach for short which is cool ? and i really hate it when people spell it as rachael cause the original is much better" Jul. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "A classic. I also get called Rebecca a lot...apparently people can't keep those bible names straight." Jul. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel after my greatgrandmother, Lucy-Rachel. She was born 90 years before me and I like sharing my name with her, even though I've never met her. Also, I like my name because my best friend and I are both named "Rachel" and we are the only Rachel's in our school so it is something special that we can share! Everyone in our school knows that Rachel and Rachel are best friends." Jul. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Rachel, and I really used to hate it because I thought only "Ashley's" and "Jessica's" got all the attention. But I was very wrong, and I've had lots of people tell me they like my name because it's not age-specific, its perfect for a woman of 80 or my own age, 17! I'm Rachel Elizabeth, and I know an Elizabeth Rachel..lol. How weird is that?" Jul. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names Rachael and I love the different spelling. I never get confused with anyone (but it takes people a few goes to spell it right) :)" Jun. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name (Rachel) because it's poular. I'm annoyed somtimmes of the way people spell it and people call me Rebecca.It's really strange.I wonder if this happens to anyone else?" --- I get the same problem. At college loads of people thought I was called Rebecca." Jun. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name. While it is common, its still pretty!" May. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have met a beautiful woman at church named Rachel, who I intend to ask to be my wife. I know how Jacob felt in Genesis Chapter 29 when he saw his Rachel - wow! His Rachel was "lovely in form, highly favored, and beautiful," and so is mine. This Rachel is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. Talk about a winning combination!" May. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Rachel because it is the female form of my grandads name which was Herschel. I get mad sometimes when people put the second "a" in it, but now I dont care anymore because they can spell it however they want as long as I know how to spell it." May. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like my name, but i have never meet another nice rachel. i think it is cuz they spell it wrong" May. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachel is also my name. In my case it means "lamb". I like it...though sometimes I wish it wasn't such a common name." May. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was supposed to be either Rachael, Rebecca or Makayla, and I"m glad I got stuck with Rachael! Although my last name is kind of awful, and since I"m going to be an actress I have to change it but I'm keeping my first name so watch out!" Apr. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name so much. but i only hate when boys in my class call me "Rachu" which sounds like "rae-chu" or like they sneezed while saying my name." Apr. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel. I have met many other Rachels, but many people continue to spell my name incorrectly. I get 'Rachael', 'Rachle', etc. What I am glad about my nme is that I love it. It sounds so right, it fits my personality." Apr. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachel too . haha i'm da bomb and so is my nameizzleee ." Apr. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi i'm Rachel and i live in Canada i love the name a lot it is really pretty. maybe some people dont like it but that doesn'e matter lol... so anyways... well whoeveer else is named rachel has a pretty name lol aha bye!!! P.S love the site keep up the good work!" Apr. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my name is Rachel, my name means innocence and an Ewe meaning a 'small sheep' it also means loyalty, which i really like I was named Rachel from the bible as it is hebrew and i am african so i appreciate the simpleness of it, rather than a complex name, i have had lots of incidents when i was very young in primary school where teachers told even my mum that my name was not spelt el but ael, like she never knew!" Apr. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel.And i love it though i hate when they spell it wrong(racheal).That is not how you spell it. I have 1 friend that her name is rachel.But i love my name!" Apr. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names rachel....and i'm really bored. i think its a pretty radical name though!" Apr. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have never been that impressed with my name. It seemed commonplace to me. But with all these Rachel's exclaiming their love of the name...I'm starting to like it more. The worst though was when an ex-boyfriend said, "Oh I love your name because I love Rachel on 'Friends'"!" Apr. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is "Rachel" and everyone ether calls me rochel or thay spell it rachel . i have 3 girls and have not yet given rachel as a name YET but i hope to with the next one (maybe my luck it will be a boy . I think "Rachel" is a great name and thats why every second person is called "Rachel"" Apr. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my name is also Rachel and i also get called Rebecca(uggh- soo annoying) i like my name because it suits me and it is original but different. It's pretty common at my skool, but i don't mind because it suits me better than any 1 else (lol) its a good name because it suits alot of personality trates so it suits alot of different people." Mar. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and I love the name! It sounds peaceful and clam just like me." Mar. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachel and i never used to like it, and im not sure what changed my mind... but now i love my name and want every one to say it!" Mar. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names Rachel too i think its so pretty, and i hate the spelling with two "a's" sorry." Mar. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "it's rachael. i hate when people spell it racheal." Feb. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachael is one of the best names ever - the extra a adds more class in my opinion. My girlfriend is a Rachael, and as is my mother." Feb. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My namw, obviously, is Rachel, and I really like it. It sounds pretty and intelligent, both of which I would love to be, and it is common enough to escape mispronunciation, but everyone spells it "Rachael". However, one time, my blind old teacher did call me Richard... Ewww. I'm not a guy." Feb. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and one of my friends always goes up to me and says "hey Ray!" grrrr I don't like that, but anyway I think it is a really pretty name. And another pet peeve I have about the name Rachel is that some people spell it Rachael when really its Rachel." Feb. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel (suprise suprise!) i came on here to look at what my name means etc! big thumbs up to all the otha Rachel peeps in da world lolo!" Feb. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and since I was born in the early 70's I found that growing up I was the only one in all my classes with my name. There were very few people with my name and that set me apart, which felt great. It's a strong name that has history behind it. I enjoy my name and I also wouldn't change it, it suits me!!" Jan. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel. I like it. I see it is an old Hebrew name even though I am Catholic. My boyfriend says he likes my name too. He says it's both established and still sexy." Jan. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Rachel and I also love it! It's one of those names that people can't shorten to give you a bad nickname eg. Danielle-Dani. The worst could be Rach and I don't really mind that. I agree spell it Rachel, not Raychelle or anything which could confuse people, and lead them to mispronounce it." Jan. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • ""My name is Rachel and I'm proud. My name means "Mother of Isreal" and was given to "Rachel in the bible" by God. I'm happy with my name its beautiful and it's meaningful." Jan. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • ""Raechel" is a beautiful spelling found on an anchient temple in France. To all the "sweet lambs" no matter what the spelling - blessings :)" Dec. 30, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name rachel its great its really me!! Im named atfer my GranMa(passed away *tear*) but sometimes i dont like it because of school and how my (stupid0teachers spell it!" Dec. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have never really thought of my name (Rachel with one a) as being good or bad. It is just a part of who I am. I too am often called Rebecca but I find it amusing:) I love it's meaning. To me it stands for purity, innocence and simple things." Dec. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is great but my uncle spwellt it Rockerfellar at X-mas, but I got my $20 doller gift card anyphoot. Rock on Uncle Ed!" Dec. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Rachel as well. And like most people here i hate having it mispelled with the extra "a". I don't know why it just does. But with me i not not the only person i know with it. i was born in 1985 and know quite a few Rachel's." Dec. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel. I spell it R-A-C-h-E-L. i like my name becouse it's cool and it just fits me. it just a perfect match for my personalitly. anyways i just want say that whoever has this name should be proud no matter how you spell it! we are special. everyone i special!" Dec. 3, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I luv my name, its so pretty and strong, the only thing i hate is i am often called Rebecca,and i used to spell my name with the second a but so many people were coming up with the strangest spellings so i left it like Rachel,and theyre is so many Rachels in my school" Nov. 23, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name! It is very popular, but it is so fun to know other Rachels." Nov. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Hebrew name is Rachel. My only problem is that sometimes, if I tell people that, they start thinking I'm a religious weirdo and nevr want to talk to me again. =( However, I love it because it's so pretty. My neighbour is named Rachel too and I love her, so it's all good; I'm connected to her and to my faith. Does anything beat that?" Aug. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Rachel, Im named after my granny and thats great because it siuts both of us... the name Rachel suits kids and adults... and its something we have in common... An AWESOME name!!" Aug. 8, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachel to, and i like it because i am the only rachel in my school and nobody gets me mixed up!!(yay) and the name fits me perfect" Jul. 30, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachael, and most people spell it wrong because it's pronounced the same way as Rachel. However, I love that it's different and unique because so few people have that name (especially with it spelled the way it is). I love my name because it feels all mine!" Jun. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachel and i like it so much i dont know many people my age with that name so its sort of unique for me i guess .. most people spell it racheal or rachele which i think it would be ra-chelle but any ways i started spelling my name raychel cause i spell it how it sounds and i like it but any ways i love my name and would probably never change it" Jun. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachel. growing up i didn't know many, if any other people with the name rachel. when i went to college i had 4 other girls on my hall with my name and met many more. so, apparently it is more common than i thought. it is never hard to find my name on things like coffee cups. if anything, it is spelled wrong sometimes as 'rachael'. people tend to spell it with the 2nd 'a' which is very annoying. i like my name very much and wouldn't change it for the world. ...ok, maybe for the world..." May. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      23 Negative Comments

  • "My name is Rachel, but it ticks me off about how so many people spell it "Rachael" no matter how many times I tell them otherwise. I don't like having a name that is extremely common and possibly one of the most popular names in America. As for the meaning, lambs are often led astray, but I prefer going against the crowd. Personally, I think the name "Terra" fits me much better." Jun. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Many people have this name Rachel i hate this name!" Apr. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and I hate it. Please do not name your child Rachel. It is quite possibly the lamest baby name there is. It's VERY common. Ever since Kindergarten, there's been at least 2 people in my class with the name Rachel. I'm a very unique person and my name does not describe me at all. I prefer to go by Rae, which isn't much better, but at least a little less common." Jun. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it's just too popular. In high school I had 7 girls named rachel in one of my classes, had to go by last names, my last name was pretty embarrasing too(Pease). I hated it!" Dec. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachael is less common...people do pronounce it wrong when they know how it's spelled." Jun. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I cant stand my name Rachel its so plain and boring and yeah it does sound unfeminin, i never let my mum rest about naming me Rachel even though she didnt name me that my dad did but i dont chat to him anyways but she shouldnt of agreed with the name.. i must say i do prefer Rach than Rachel" Jun. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "In Germany they pronounce it 'Ru-ch-le' with the 'ch' in the middle being such a throaty sound. Horrible!" Mar. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm sorry but I cringe every time I hear this name. It's overly used and isn't unique at all." Dec. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't like this name because it doesn't sound that pretty and it is choppy. I don't like it." Oct. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel as well. I think the name is very classy. I was named after my grandmother, and when I was small everyone called her Rachel, and my family called me Ray. Some still call me Ray, but most call me Rachel, and I loved the way it sounds. I hate when it is mis-pronounced or mis-spelled. It's very frustrating. You would think that a name that goes back as far as biblical times most people would at least know how to pronounce it!" Jul. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel. I think it is too common and over used. Many people spell it wrong and don't like it. Otherwise I think it's alright." Jul. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "yeah there's about 8 billion people named "rachel" that go to my school. it's not very unique to me. i don't hate it, but then again i'd much rather have a name that suits me a lot better." May. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachyl! Thats right, Rachyl, not Rachel. My parents decided to put in a 'Y' to make it different. My mom liked the name because it was an actress on a very show, who she thought was beautiful. I like my name because it's spelt differently." May. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I agree with the other thumbs down. I love and adore my name but people always spell it wrong and call me raquael and this is the name of someone i hate." Apr. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name rachel! its the best name ever. i only dislike it if its speled any other way-rachael, rachael or other weird names. ifn your going to name your baby at least spel it right." Apr. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've never been too keen on this name.The 'chel' is kind of hard to say." Mar. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is rachel and i really like it because people always tell me that it is a very pretty name!!And i am named after my great grandma her name was rachel annita and mine is rachel ann..:)" Mar. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "well my name's Rachel and im 13 frm england. in my school of what i know of there is only 10 Rachel's you may think this is a lot but to say my school has 1000 kids init it is a few. When Teachers spell my name and put the extra 'a' init i dnt find it that hatefull :>" Feb. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i hate the name rachel its just so weird so all of u rachels out there change ur name unless u really like it....pfffff." Feb. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hate the name Rachel,I just think it's ugly.It sounds more like a boys name to me." Feb. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't like this name.The chel is too hard to say." Dec. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love popular names but Rachel is about as religious as you can get." Nov. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name (Rachel) because it's poular. I'm annoyed somtimmes of the way people spell it and people call me Rebecca.It's really strange.I wonder if this happens to anyone else?" Jul. 6, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      141 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is spelled Rachel like everyone's here but I am called many other names like Raerae or Rache ." May. 28, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had liked the name Rachel since I was a kid and named one of my twins Rachel Fern and her sister Jennifer Dawn" Mar. 31, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name on my birth certificate is rachele anna. My mother forgot I had a middle name and told me I was named Rachelle without a middle name. I spelled my name rachelle throughout most of my life until my employer insisted on using birth certificate names. I now go by rachele. I love this spelling." Jan. 29, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi! My name is Rachael! I'm not against the name Rachael or anything but I feel like there aren't many many nicknames that I like so I've always gone by my name. But my teachers always spell it wrong. And I think my Spanish teacher does it purposely because she writes Racheal and then I tell her it's ael and then she does it again the next time. The rest of my teachers spell it Rachel. The only nickname I have is Phytoplankton. Only my friends call me that. It's because I'm short and phytoplankton is microscopic. I've thought about going be Rachael Anne because Anne is my middle name but I feel like it wouldn't catch on. For some reason I feel like adding that I'm in 6th grade. -Rachael" Apr. 29, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "i hate it when people call me rach or rachy or rachieroo but the name rachel isn't that bad i guess" Sep. 21, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Can't add any IGC file to flight book 2.0 beta 4. I tried drag&drop and did not krowed. I can't find a button for adding a IGC file. Also The KML convertor doesn't work, I hit the convert button after loading an IGC and select the output folder, but nothing happened.VA:F [1.9.13_1145]" Apr. 12, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE THE NAME RACHEL. its just so pretty, like me. I LOVE how it means a lamb because lambs are just SO cute. All my friends call me Rae Rae which is so amazing and preppy. I LOVE MY NAME, because it suits my personality and it have so many friends!! it also suits my hot body!! luv ma giwls xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" Nov. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I realized that every girl on tv shows and movies is named rachel, must be a very prestigious name" Jul. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is RACHEL and it's a really great name but i feel like it doesn't mean anything special... also its a bit too common for me. But if you want a simple, beautiful, classic name then go for it,.. its very beautiful and classy" Nov. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachael Lucy, spelt with an a and I don't think the extra a is stupid. I love having that little a there. When I was little I used to absolutely hate my name but now I love it! I have the opposite problem when it comes to spelling - people always spell it Rachel. When I was little I didn't know anyone with my name, I felt really unique :)" Nov. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raetchel Cristine. (I LOVE the way mine is spelled :D It makes me unique form the other Rachels, although i do have to correct the spellings a lot) To answer the comment earlier about nicknames: I used to hate being called Raetch or Rach too, now i'm okay with it, but most people just call me Rae. I like that :)Btw, i have strawberry blonde hair, i'm 5'4", and have green eyes." Oct. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachael Anne, I was named after my grandmother!!! I was the only Rachael in my school until my 6th grade yaer!!! But I love my name for who I am named after. I tell peole that if you really look at movie the girl that is crazy and kills everyone or that get killed off or has a an evil spirt in her is alway named Rachel!! So I love m name but it seem that people think we are crazy or its just a good name that is ok to be crazy....LOL. But when it comes to nicknames I was always called RAYRAY than my nephew started calling me RARA, and now its just RA but my grandpaw still calls me lil Rachael now that we have lost my grandmother!!!" Oct. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've grown to love my name (spelled Rachel). It's a pe story oof Rrfect balance between not-to-generic, and not-to-crazy. I've only known a few other Rachels in my life, as opposed to a name like Ashley, Katheryn, or Stephanie. I like the story of Rachel in the bible. Rachels are strong women! :)" Sep. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I read on this page that someone spells their name Raechel I thought I was the only one ! That is too cool. People always spell and pronounce it wrong, but I'm used to it. Props to my girl with the same name AND spelling!!" Sep. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friends name is Rachel. I call her Rach, Rae, Elle, Ella, and Ellie. It's pronounced (Ray-ch-el)" Jul. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachel Eileen Definitley not the first pick for my name- lolz it was supposed to be Jennaveve Dawn which i MUCH prefer but wat ev" May. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "RAECHEL....I love my name...many people get confused with the extra "e" but I love it! :)" Apr. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Rachel and people pronounce it R-A-C-H-LE- but i spell it Rachel" Apr. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My real name is Michelle BUT i was raised on the name Rachel. long story but i love the name Rachel and Michelle seems so boring to me." Feb. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachael. People often spell it "Rachel", obviously without the "a". It's an alright name, but I'm more of a tomboy, so I don't like it very much. I also dislike it greatly when people call me "Rach" and I really really hate it when people call me "Rae"..." Feb. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my friend's sisters name is Richel pronounced Rachel. Her mom didn't like the spelling of Rachel...my name is Rachel too but I HATE bing called Rach...anyone know any other nicknames?" Feb. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Rachel, I think this is a great name and it was given from my parents and god. This name suits me very well!" Jan. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i used to dislike my name, but in the past few years it has grow on me immensely. It's not common where I live-new hampshire. It's simple, but not too generic. I especially like Rachel's prominence in the Bible. Rachels Unite!" Sep. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Rachel, and am liking my name even more every day! I am eleven. I think that it ages well and is a great name. Go-ho, Rachel! Do anyone of you here like any of these combos? Rachel Claire Rachel Sophia Rachel Leigh Rachel Olivia Rachel McKenzie Rachel Elizabeth Rachel Sabrina Rachel Morgan Rachel Danette Rachel Lynette Rachel Katherine Rachel Margaret Rachel Renee (pronounced ren-ay for those who don't know) Rachel Wren (a wren's a bird) Rachel Rebecca Rachel Robin (and of course, a robin's one too) Rachel Rose" Jul. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just named our daughter Rachel. Is she going to resent us when she grows up?" Jul. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I would probably normally like this name, but it's mine and I don't really like it because it's so freakin common! I know at least 12 rachels, 5 of which are my age." Jul. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, Guess what my name is... My name is Rachel :) not many of you probably got it right. I know a fair few Rachel's I'm not really sure if it suits me or not. Sometimes I wish it wasn't my name, but at least I have a name and that I'm grateful for :)" Jun. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Racheal and it simply is a beautiful name given by God. Rachel, in the bible, was very beautiful. It's meaning is female sheep I believe. I see it as being a very graceful name. :0)" Jun. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Rachel, too. In fifth grade there were 3 Rachels in my class, so I started going by Ray, and now I prefer that...I think it's a nice name, but I feel like it doesn't fit me." Apr. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "here in India there are a bunch of girls called Rachel,in school there were at least 7 of us called Rachel. so if you shouted my name so many people would turn their heads. it was fun!!" Mar. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sisters called rachel. Ordinary name for an extraordinary girl! Its a bit normal, I like unusual names!" Mar. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel, and I HATE IT! What is wrong with you guys?!" Feb. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "am rachel and am falling in love wiv ma name everyday....lol" Feb. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel too (suprise, suprise) I am so glad my mom named me that because I think it has a very pretty flow. Another plus is I can't be mistaken for a boy- aka names like Sam, Jesse,or Dylan." Jan. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachel and i like it, but its soooo popular. I think id like it more if there were fewer girls called rachel, but if its pretty then it's gonna be popular. Id rather have a pretty popular name than a rare terrible one that you can't pronounce. Rachel comes from biblical times, she was Laban's most beautiful daughter and Jacob had to work 14 years to marry her. To all rachels out there, be proud!!" Jan. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel :D people usually call me raquel since my spanish teacher called me that haha. i love my name! :)" Dec. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "A few people spell my name "Rachael". I do not like it very much when people write my name as "Rachael". I rather have the original, popular spelling somehow." Dec. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name very special to me as my great grandmother name Rachel and my Mother was named Rachel she died 7 years ago so when I have my kid going to name her Rachel!" Dec. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey! my name is rachel too! but omg yeah it is totalyl annoying when someone spells it racheal or rachael. i was too shy to say anything in pre-school but thats how they always speleed it ugh =/ any of u guys have the middle name Denise? that is mine! :D well yay to all the rachels out there don't eva change ur name! by the way i am 14. :) peace. :-)" Dec. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "ha YES my name is Rachel!! everyone spells it wrong though which makes me mad sometimes! i have 4 rachels in my gym class its so crazy!" Nov. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Rachel as well. It's a traditional name and quite pretty (like Sarah Rebecca and Emma) but it is also pretty common. There are 4 Rachel's on my floor at work." Nov. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "am rachel. i love my name so much, its so simple and very beautiful. i hate when people spell my name as rachael, i love it simple." Oct. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "am rachel. i love my name so much, its so simple and very beautiful. i hate when people spell my name as rachael, i love it simple." Oct. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Rachel, though I prefer mine anyway, and I wouldn't change it for anything! If you want to know what my name is - well, it's Diana, and it means Divine :D" Oct. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "WHERE ARE YOU FROM????? HOW OLD ARE YOU IM 15 YAYYYY FOR RACHELS!!!" Sep. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and I happen to like it. It is common in New York City (where I live) but rather rare in other parts of the US. In New York, people assume I am Jewish since Rachel has got to be the most common girls name for little Jewish kids (not that it bothers me but it is just interesting). I wasn't ever teased about it in school so it wouldn't be one of those brutal punishment names that people give their kids (I knew a girl named Robin Hood). Also, the story in the Bible about Rachel is quite nice. She was the beloved of a man who worked 7 years of labor to marry her only to find out that he ended up getting married to her sister Leah. He then worked 7 more years so that he could be with Rachel. Also, there was something in there about her weaping for her children." Aug. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my name is rachel nicole iv always loved my name because its just me. Its like a common enough name that its not weird but its not worn out like ashely or kayla.i also like that rachel comes from the bible. Jesus loves u just ask him into ur heart" Jul. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "its a nice name and all, BUT... its soo original!!! i see about 2 rachels a day!!! i'd like 2 see an easter!!!" Jun. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raechel, pronounced like the name Rachel. I love my name but I find it quite annoying trying to teach people how to spell or pronounce my name. For nicknames, I get Rae, Rach, Rachie. I know quite a few people with my name but not spelt the same way." Apr. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name because it does not really have a time period, like the names Tara or Shannon remind me of the 80's. I love my name because it is so simple and still not very common and really is almost modern all the time!I will be 30 this year and I love when I still here this name being used today on new little girls coming into the world.Like I said it's just simple." Apr. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and I love it! The only thing that I disliked about it was in school, everyone would spell it wrong. On my report cards they would spell it 'Rachael' or 'Racheal', never RACHEL! I have actually only met one other Rachel before, but everyone says it's a pretty common name!!!" Mar. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I HAVE 2 CLOSE FRIENDS CALLED RACHEL ONE IS FIT AND AMAZING AND THE OTHER ONE IS A BOOKWORM SLAG NOW EXCUSE MY FRENCH BUT ERMMMMM I THINK THAT THE NAME RACHEL IS FETCH THIS IS BECAUSE I HAVE 2 FRIENDS BOTH CALLED RACHEL .... GOOD BYE ... [X]" Feb. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mom chose to spell my name "RaEchel" and I love it. There actually are very few who spell there name this way. I like to joke around and say that it is phonetically correct. But I think Rachel is a beautiful name, very elegant." Feb. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "mine is spelled rachAEL....i love that my mom decided to spell it with the extra A...it gives it a unique twist....everyone spells it rachEL or EAL...it's annoying and as a kid i could never find any of those cute personalized gifts which wass annoying also but they've started coming out with them so only being 21 depending on what they are i get them! LOL" Feb. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "rachel is the name if you dont have the name rachel your just not cool so you might as well change you name to rachel if you wanna be one of the coolest prettyest girls like me duh!!!" Feb. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachel is the lushest name i know as i am called rachel but i really hate when people spell it Racheal it looks daft and wrong. lol. its good becasue you have so many short names for rachel; rach, rachy, rachool ....." Jan. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is 'Rachel' and I love it. Although supposedly, it's very popular, I haven't met very many others named Rachel. A lot of the time, though, people spell it 'Rachelle' or 'Rachael' my favorite is 'Raychill' though.. haha, just kidding. I prefer the normal spelling. It's a cute name." Jan. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and people always spell it RachAel. I don't know too many people with my name. I knew about 2 other Rachel's in my school when I was in school. I love my name and I think it really fits me." Jan. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and I like it. Everyone spells it with an "ael" though. I think they try to spell it like Michael. There was only one other Rachel in town." Jan. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "actually, my name is spelt 'rachael' i like it, i'm very outgoing and bubbly and i think it fits me! i don't like it spelt the common way though" Jan. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name Rachel is common, but it seems to me that all rachels have a uniqueness about them and also a certain grace. so while their name might not be different rachels always stand out in personality." Jan. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "People constantly try to spell it "Rachael"..it is annoying. As popular as this seems to be, I have come across relatively few other Rachel's in my life." Jan. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name is to popular for my liking. Truly good names are unique." Jan. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "someone named rachel can either be outgoing, funny, and exciting or a dull bookworm with ugly shoes. which one are you?" Jan. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I despise my name,1 out of 4 people have it.I wish I was named something original.Everyone has my name." Dec. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. Every since I started schooling people have spelled it differently than the way I spell it. I don't like my name because it seems boring and not unique enough." Dec. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name, Rachel is beautiful! My daughter's name is Rachel." Nov. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my husband calls me Razhell and my ex spelled it Raychill" Nov. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always liked my name; "little lamb" is not my favorite meaning in the world, but it's not the most common name in the world, either. It rarely gets mispronounced, but people always spell it with an extra "a" which becomes annoying, considering that is not the original spelling. Does anyone know how to pronounce it in its original language -Hebrew-?" Nov. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "yea i love my name because not many people are named rachel around the place i live so when someone is like do you know rachel? and there like yea because im the only rachel in like my whole town" Oct. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "yea i love my name because not many people are named rachel around the place i live so when someone is like do you know rachel? and there like yea because im the only rachel in like my whole town" Oct. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachel seems like a cool name.....interesting meaning though. Any others beside ewe?" Oct. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's rachel and as I live in Southamerica most people says 'so your name's Raquel' and I'm like 'hell no!' it's Rachel - my mom's Raquel haha. I also found somewherer Rachel means person who suffer in silence or silently. Seems appropiate to me and also Bible says rachel as beautiful in form and character. I LOVE MY NAME!!!" Sep. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachael also! i spell it with an a and I don't know alot of people that spell it with an a. i love my name! it's awesome." Sep. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "woop woop im rachel but i get called rach rachiie rachey lol" Sep. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and the correct pronounciation is 'Ray chel'. I just love my name. There aren't many Rachels in my hometown." Sep. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am called Rachel. People often spell it with an extra 'a' like Rachael. But there is no need for the extra 'a' really I don't think! The correct way to say this name is 'Ray-chull'. Average people who I meet nowadays are called Rachel.. but mostly with different spellings. :)" Sep. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachel too. but i thought it lacked the uniqueness. somehow." Aug. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's an okay name to live with. I've only had one person call me "Ray", and that was because her first language did not have "ch" so she had a hard time pronouncing it. I personally wouldn't choose it for my daughter, as I don't like that it begins with an "R". Not that great but, not horrible in the least bit." Aug. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know about a million rachels. my sister's name is rachel. and every time I hear the name, I think about that show: Friends." Aug. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachel is translated from the Hebrew to mean ewe, which is a female sheep." Jul. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had a friend I worked with named Rachel and told her about the appartment next to me (I lived in a double shot gun and one was for rent)...so we lived next door to each other for a while...I moved out later and left town...not too long after that she passed away...she was only 23 years old when she died and I was 19...she was a beautiful cute and sweet girl...petite with blond hair to her chest and a few freckles on her cheeks...kind of a raspy voice...she had alot of problems in her love relationships and didnt get along with her mother...she always asked me if we could run away to vegas together and leave our bad boyfriends behind...I didnt want to...she wrote poetry about how small she felt she was getting and how she started fealing like she almost had no voice at all...I kind of looked up to her though but I never told her that...even though I was much taller...it makes me sad...I think her death may not have been an accident on her part...but I dont know." Jul. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend is named Rachel Alliene but everyone calls her Allie. Except her mom on the occasional time she's in trouble. :)" Jun. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel.I hate the meaning of my name! I mean I have been to many different websites and they all say my name means like a lamb or sheep! I mean I have a great, outgoing, go lucky personality! I am so not shy like a lamb ao sheep! Until I found out what my name meant I was perfectly ok with it, but now I just don't know." May. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel. My own mother even almost misspelled my name when she was filling out my birth certificate!! She almost put me as Rachelle. Not that that is not a nice name and all, but RACHEL is my name and it fits me just fine, thank you. People who have known me for years still misspell it and put ael instead of just el. Some people call me Rach or Ray, but I donıt like Ray because I think Ray is a boys name." May. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachael....the nicest way to spell the name in my opinion...its more unique!!!" May. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i loooooooooove my name. dont effing put an A at the end!" May. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i loooooooooove my name. dont effing put an A at the end!" May. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and I think it fits my personality perfectly! I love it. My Friends call me Ray for short. that name has really stuck with me and I really enjoy being called it. People tend to call me Rachelle a lot of the time. but I'm ok with that. Because I have a friend named Rachelle and she is amazing!!!" May. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Haha :D My name is Rachel too, but it's pronounced Ra-hel :) Even though it's a pretty popular name it still sounds nice to me ! :D" May. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY NAME IS RACHEL! (WOOHOO!) i don't really know what i think of the name rachel, it's always just esentially me. i mean other people are rachel too, but not as rachel as i am. i mean to me. Does that make sense? anyway, i wonder how many rachel's there are? we should make a "UNITING RACHEL'S FRONT" or something. and oh my god. STOP SPELLING MY NAME WRONG! ITS NOT THAT HARD!" May. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "LOTS of other people have my name, and it can really bother me how some one can call out rachel and five other girls turn arould. I like how it was in the bible, but that is it. People should have names that not every body has. If a name is what you go by, then why have lots of other people have the same name?" Apr. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel..and i love it cause there is so many nick names my friends have for me like Rae or Rae-Chill is very popular. I also hate when people miss spell my name even my own aunt does it and i hate it!! Rachel is such a cute name i love it!! :]" Apr. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachel is my name,I love it totally just drives me crazy when people spell it with the extra A. whats up with that... totally feminine name describes me to a perfect T" Apr. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "If my name is as spelled in the bible, how did it begin to be spelled with the extra A? This is my query, my puzzle." Apr. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Rachel and i like it. what i dont like is the constant mis-spelling of it. for six years my school have spelled it Rachael or Racheal and its neither. GET IT RIGHT PEOPLE. its not difficult is it? no! why is it hard to accept there is no extra a in there???" Apr. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachel is my name, it's okay but i find it a bit boring. Also, i frequently meet people with the same name. And i agree, adding an 'A' before the e is stupid." Apr. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Personally I think the name is overused, but yet it still has a hint of girly personality to it." Apr. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is rachel and i would like to tell you about the name rachel! rachel is agood name except people pronounce it as rachelle or spell it as rachael and i dont like that! if you know me you know my name is R A C H E L!!" Mar. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel too!! I like it because it comes from the woman in the Bible who is named Rachel. Her husband worked 14 years just to marry her because she was so beautiful and he loved her so much! That is such an awesome story. Gig' em Aggies!" Mar. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and I am in my early forties. Growing up I didn't know or even know of ANY other "Rachels"." Feb. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is racheal. (yea my parents spelled it weird) but its cool. ive never met someone who spells it like me and i like being different. But I actually know alot of rachels and rachaels, and theyre all really nice, friendly and happy. Its a pretty awesome name. I love it when people call me rach or rachie. If I wasnt a Racheal I'd name my daughter Rachel =D" Feb. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Beautiful name. My friend is named Rachel and it fits her personality within an inch." Feb. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Rachel..and yes alot of people do spell it wrong...some people even pronounce it wrong....teachers in school call me raquel....rather than rachel...i dutn see how they can call me raqel cuz i dutn have a Q in my name...but whatever it means the same thing.....once i had a supply teacher for school & i attend a catholic school and he thought i had a jewish background or was jewish because the name rachel comes or is orginated from the hebrews ......so i had many experiences" Feb. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Rachel. Growing up in the 70's and 80's it was so uncommon that the name stuff like key chains, stickers or stationary in the stores NEVER had my name. Now it is common. I go by the name in Spanish Raquel. I love this name 'cause it has a translation in almost every language. I love the biblical history behind it. Every time I hear that story of how Jacob worked 7 years and then another 7 to marry her, I feel special and beautiful. I also love the pronunciation of the name in Hebrew. Everytime I tell people my name everyone always says 'oh beautiful name'." Jan. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY NAME IS RACHEL. ITS CUTE. AND SWEET. AND I LOVE IT. AND I DONT CARE IF U DONT LIKE IT. SO U GUYS WITH UR THUMBS DOWN CAN GO F**K URSELVES!" Jan. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachael and at first i used to think it was a bit strange having such a unique name but now i love it as it is cool and sexy" Dec. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name its spelt rachel but people can never spell it" Dec. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachael, but no one spells it right, it's too popular and it's hard enough on it's own to find a last name that sounds good with it but my last name is also hard to pair up anestheticly and together they sound really gross. As soon as I'm old enough I'm changing it." Dec. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Not the best name, but it is my name... I HATE WHEN PEOPLE SPELL IT WRONG!!! It is not.. R-A-C-H-E-A-L or R-A-C-H-A-E-L.. I live in Canada so I also get Rachelle from french people sometimes... which isn't too bad, but.. *shrug*. My nick names ar tolerable.. Rae, Rach.. I guess it's a good name :0)" Dec. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachael - My mother spelled it differently- through most people render the spelling as "Rachel". I grew up in the 70's -at that time the name was not very popular.- When I was young - I did not particularly like my name. I always wished I had a name that was more popular. Like Mary, Kimberly, or Betty. I was named after my grandmother. As I got older - I appreciated my name more- because it was unique . Now the name is extremely popular. Rachael is the Hebrew name for ewe or lamb. It is a name that reflects gentleness ,tenderness and meekness. Some interesting facts about the name -Rachael -- in the Bible-- Rachael was Jacob's wife- he loved Rachael so much that we worked seven years for her father Lemuel, in order to marry her. In the bible Rachael was described as very beautiful." Nov. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Names Rachel :).. Im Not Sure If I Like It Tho Because Ive Always Thought It Was To Common Lol :S x" Nov. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have the name Rachel, and i hate it when they spell it wrong, my oun father even spelled it wrong. ewwwww" Oct. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lahela. It is Hawaiian for Rachel. I love it. I am one month old now! Thanks!" Oct. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Just look at how many people hav made comments! so many people are called Rachel Its ubleveable" Oct. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is rachel named after my mother and my greatgranny i love the name its just beautiful name. i hate when people spell it with the 2nd a!" Oct. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm called Rachel and I'm best friends with a girl called Rachael. We always get mixed up!" Oct. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Although my name is Rebecca if people get my name wrong they call me Rachel... My violin teacher called me Rachel so often I gave up correcting him... but I don't mind the name." Oct. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it's ridiculous to HATE the way Rachael is spelled. It has nothing to do with the name...it's the meaning. The language of origin is different than Rachel. It is spelled that way because that is how that culture spells it. And who ever said that Rachel was the correct way to spell it anyway?? To me, Rachel looks plain and unimmaginative." Sep. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i just had a baby gil and named her rachel,all the way through my pregnancy i never fot of the name rachel i was always planning on calling her jessica!but wen she was born my partner came up with the name rachel and i just looked at her and it felt right1she cute and funny and the name rachel really suits her because its pretty just like her." Aug. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I do like the name Rachel, because it can be used in any generation, but i have 3 Rachels in my class and it's annoying" Jul. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel, and i like the name, but in my class there was 7 Rachel's out of 12 girls 7 named Rachel, what r the odds? I also like how there r a lot of nicknames for it, Rae, Rach,Ra shell." Jul. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rebekah but for some reason everyone calls me rachel!" Jul. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachael and the only thing that I dislike about it is that there are many people in my school that have the same name. Also the way that I spell it is different than the rest, so the people that need my name always make a mistake! Other than that however, I love this name!!!" Jun. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name rachel. It's my name I like that it means lamb gentle and beauty. I really hate it when people spell it wrong arg!" Jun. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachel, meaning Innocent Lamb, is a great name!! n yeh it gets annoyin having people spelling it with two 'a' s ...but i get over it...what's the deal with hardly anyone knowing anybody else with the name Rachel either?? It gets annoyin though. In fact, in this room my friend Rachel is here. But it's a great name, with a great spelling (cause that's how it's spelt in the Bible)" Jun. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names RACHEL YVONNE..I love my name I write it everywhere because I love it some much some call me "Kreks" (ALI BAIN) Yea I'd have to say people spell my name wrong all the time the put the extra "a" at the end it doesnt bother me much. I only know a few other "Rachels" and thats probably one of the reason why I love my name because not alot of other people have it." May. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachel and i know 11 other rachels(literaly) i love my name though.but people always spell my name wrong(including my grandma)" May. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name!! when i was at infant school i was the only 1!! out of 350 kids!!" Apr. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachael spelt R-a-c-h-AEL not rachEL i love the name exept people spell it wrong" Mar. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother named me Rachel after the child Robert Redfort and Barbara Streisand had together in the movie The Way We Were. I too love my name. I've been told it means God's Lamb. I know it's also defined from the Bible, Rachel being Jacob's second but favorite wife, mother of Joseph and Benjamin. I've always been told I look like a Rachel. Rachel is Hebrew and the six letter variation of it is the original." Mar. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I Love my name rachel. Idont like itspelled any other way!" Mar. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "rachel yea my name is rachel my best friend named me o diss" Feb. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rachael Rocks. I love my name! I love the second "a" too, because Im "the black sheep" out of all the equally beautiful white sheep. I feel unique, and god sent. P.S. since i was little, whenever i had to write my Name; my R in Rachael had/still has a heart forming the R...even cooler!" Jan. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is spelt Rachell so nobody ever spells it right i dont anyone else with this spelling has anyone else come across it?" Jan. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Racheal and I love it soooooooooo much! my parents got it wrong on the birth certificate but I am so glad they did. I had alot of girls named Rachel but they always knew mine. eal is also awsome. I think people who get annoyed at ohter people spelling is childish though." Jan. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and I hate it. My mother almost named me Amanda which I hate even more. I am always mistaken for this ditzy blonde when people think of "Rachel"" Jan. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachel and I was born in 1908, by the looks of the graph, there's a lot of us out there born in that year :) Often when I meet new people they'll call me Rebecca, it happens quite a lot and i find it quite annoying seeing that the two names sound nothing alike!! Maybe it's because my parents nearly named me Rebecca (glad they didn't) Rach in Oz" Jan. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello my Names Rachel if i can say owt its U STOLE MY NAME!!!" Nov. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rachel and i love my name its unique and its cool" Nov. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachael. Yes, I have the second "a" which apparently is highly hated. Growing up, I knew at least 7 Rachel's so I was always glad to have the different spelling. I don't hate the other ways, but my spelling fits me." Jun. 23, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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