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  • Records indicate that 46,171 girls in the United States have been named Raquel since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1970, when 1,468 people in the U.S. were given the name Raquel. Those people are now 46 years old.

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    Comments about the name Raquel

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      93 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Raquel. My neighbors named their baby girl after me" Feb. 2, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I wanted to name my 2nd child Raiqel, I like the "I " in the spelling of the name." Oct. 31, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is raquel and I hate it when people say it wrong or spell it wrong .i love my name and I havent meet any one with my name." Jan. 3, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I use to hate my name but I've learned to love it I like it because not alot of people have this name .. its unique ... in the us I've only meet one person with the same name as me...... I spell it raquelle (French) way....for nick names people call me my last name or RJ my first and middle initial :) #raquellesrock" Dec. 15, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm trying to find a girl name for Rocky and I have fall in love with the name Raquel." Aug. 31, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Raquel, rah-kel, is my name:)! I love it dearly, and even though people OFTEN spell and mispronounce is wrong, I always correct them. I could never imagine having another name, and im often told my strangers how beautiful and unique it is. Unofrtunately, I cannot buy things with my name on it (like mickey mouse hats), but I found a website online that makes name-necklaces, and I bought one. I've gotten even more compliments, and its often hilarious seeing people reading my necklace. A lot of people love my name because it has a Q in it, and very few names do. I met another girl named Raquel once, but shee seemed to be a snob, and a pothead... But other than that and the "female escort" (Raquel of Toronto), I've never heard anything else bad about this name. Truly, I love my name and I believe that it's a perfect name for anyone friendly, smart, and anyone with a warm and glowing personality:)" May. 30, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My moms name is Raquel and we have a few others in the fam but she was the 1st to start the trend. I am now thinking of naming my daughter Raquel or atleast using it as a middle name. I think it's a beautiful hebrew biblical name but also strong sounding even though it's meaning is anything but. Thumbs up!!!" Apr. 18, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel and a lot of people call me rock-el like it is two different words. I love my name because it is unique." Apr. 2, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name, or as I sometimes spell it for funnies, "Ruhkel." I've been called Raqui, Kel, Quelly, Roxi, Rack, Rockwell, Rakwel, Ricky, Rafiki, Raquelina, Raquelly, R. Kelly, etc. I've also been called Rachel, Rochelle, and Roxanne, which is tiresome. And the pronunciation "Rackell" doesn't work for me. "Raw-kel" is acceptable but I prefer "Ruh-kel." I love my unique name but in Las Vegas there are a lot of us! I liked being the only one in my hometown ;)" Oct. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "i name my daughter rhaquel after her father rhonald. i love the name because not many people i know have the name and i wanted to name her after her father." Aug. 29, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love Raquel (ruh-kell) because she is beautiful! Even her name is beautiful! However I've noticed there are other girls named Raquel...interesting" Aug. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel and I?m Spanish is a usual name there, but I was living in Ireland and England and everybody pronounce it really good! it?s amazing!" Aug. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel I am 10 I get called "Rocky" nd I love it I hate it when people cll me Rachel it is Raquel" Aug. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Raquel and I luv it. Alot of people always spell it incorrectly or mispronounce it but over all it is so AWESOMENESS. I hav a couple of nicknames, like Raq, Raccoon, Racquet, Raquellie and Raqster" Jun. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Raquel too! I really like my name as its very unique where I am! I hate getting my name mistaken for Rachel though! It really does my head in! Lol, I have quite a few nicknames that people give me I get called Racks, Raxx, Kel, Ellie, Raquella, Raquellie and Racoon! X" Mar. 29, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my best friend gave me my all-time favorite nickname, rocky" Mar. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im a Raquel! And people always miss spell my name -.-,I don't like my name cause its like idk weird :/ I've met some raquels like 2..." Mar. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Heyyy To All Raquels Which Ever Spelling Yhur ALL Beautiful. My Name Is Raquel. Yhu Pronounce It Rah-Kell.Ilove MY Name Its Wonderful.Mostt People Pronouse It Wrong Though. Ihave A Ton Of Nicknames. Imeet Alot Of People With The Same Name As Me Just Not The Same Age.Gob Bless.=)" Feb. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Raquel and i love it but i hate it wen people spells it R-A-C-Q-U-E-L but my name is Raquel with a Q.My close friends call me Racy or Raqely and my old primary skool music teacher used to call me Rapid Raquel cuz i was quick at a game. RAQUEL'S RULE!! :P" Jan. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel, but i go by rachel. Sooo many people have issues saying it, it seems so i made it simpler for them. My mexican side call me raquel when i visit but my mother & her boyfriends family call me rachel, since i look white. But i love my name." Nov. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Raquel, born 10 21 2010. I think its a beautiful name. We call her Quels or kels for short. My friends wanted to know why we gave her a spanish name when we are african american. I don't care what they think is a beautiful name for a beautiful girl." Nov. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Rquel (rah KELL)people usually spell it Rachel." Oct. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel!!! LOVE IT!!! No one has my name around me, that i know of. People call me quel, rocky, rock and rackell. I also hate it when people call me Rachael, there is a Q in my name people." Sep. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is raquel too :) its awesome haha except i dont know what nickname to put on the back of my yr 12 jumper :S" Aug. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "HA my name is Raquel too:) and i love my name especially when they say it in spanish, it sounds Auhmazing:) Alot of peple call me Rocky,rackell, quel or rockell. I dont really care what people call me after a while but the only thing i do hate is when they call me Rachel. Lol" Aug. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel too ! Sometimes I feel like I'm the oddball because...like noone I know has that name ! But , I do agree , it is a great name . My nickname is quels (kels) . I hate when people call me rocky or kelly "/" Aug. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi! My name is Raquel too.. And I think it's a really cool name.. I used to think it was weird, but now i'm all for it! Cheers to all the Raqs out there!" May. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Racquel, obviously, lol I learned to like it. I hate if someone calls me rocky or something like that. I don't really like the nicknames for Racquel haah But whatever I like my name just how it is!" Apr. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our fifth daughter who is due in June 2010 Raquel. My husband found it in a baby name book and I love it because it is different and unique!" Mar. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it! I am Spanish so it suits me! People always say Rachel or Rachelle though! My nicknames are Rocky, Raquellie, Kel, Rockalita. I love my name but I had to come up with a stage name at the salon I work at because there is a "Rochelle" in my department...I go by Roxie!" Mar. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel too, it's awesome cause nobody really has it and I love the way my boyfriend occasionally says "raw-quel" lol" Jan. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel and i have tons of nicknames, Rocky, Raquelabella, Kellie, Kel,Roxy. I used to not really like my name because of the lack of pronounciation from people but now I feel that having such a rare name is beautiful and special. Raquel's do rule the world." Jan. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names RaQuelle and people always spell or say it worng! it drives me crazy! Especially when they spell it Rakel. Like no! doesnt work out. Its pretty simple, pronouned.. Ra-Quelle. Ad i fing to many people have the name now. Its almost as popular as Mary." Dec. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our second daughter Raquel, after not coming to a decision for a girls name. But I think it's a beautiful name and the meaning is just as beautiful. Been trying to come up with a nickname for my angel and i got some great ideas from these comments - thanks!! all Raquel's are beautiful!! God Bless!" Dec. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Raquel and i go by Raquel, or Raquelly ( pronounced Raquel-E-L) and My best friend Tay calls me Racay ( ruuhh-kayy) but i still love my name:))" Dec. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Raquel is Spanish/Portugese derivation of Rachel with a Hebrew origin meaning "innocent lamb. I think it is a beautiful, feminine name especially when it it pronounce with a Spanish accent - try it - roll the "r" and soften the "a" and imagine Antonio Banderas whispering it. Es muy bonita!" Nov. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is raquel , but i havent been called raquel in so long, i go by Kelly. just recently ive been thinking of going back to raquel because ive come to appreciate that name, but everyone around me knows me as kelly and i even forget that my true name is raquel~ --good name though" Nov. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely LOVE my name Raquel my friends call me Rachel Rache and Rockaleta I don't mind the nicknames but I LOVE my name it's awesome" Sep. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi.. my name is Raquel and i think that this name is amazing!!! Except for the fact that everbody pronounces it wrong... the pronounce it like : ra-kel or rak-el but i like it to be pronounced like raquel =] haha i live in a very small town and there is only about 3 people with the name =]" Aug. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Haha, my name is also Raquel. Spelt normally and everthing. The name is simply beautiful. Would not want to change it no matter what. All my friends call me Rocky, Rockstar, Rockachoo and so on, haha. Best name of life, pretty sure all Raquel's will agree :)" Aug. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Raquel, and I love my name. Im my opinion the traditional spelling is the best... no useless letters added." Jun. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Myy name isz raquel I like my name :D I have a lot off nick names like raque or rachell & my friend anida calles me rachell lol I don't mind I know a girl that has my name its weird :| I don't imagine myself saying my own name ... By the way I luv the name raquel it rules" Mar. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my name. i always get called rachel though or raw-kell which i am not so glad about. i have never met anyone with my name which is cool. my nicknames are Rocky, Kale, and Rocky Road." Mar. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hii my name is Raquel :]its the BEST name ever!! im in 6th grade and nobody has my name which is GREAT they call me Rocket for short i hate it when people call me Rachel." Feb. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Raquel! I love my name but however not so much the meaning but w.e. I hate it when im called Rachel i hate that name and its so annoying to be called that my nickname is kinda Rocky and i dont like tht really either but ill manage :) hah RAQUELS RULE THE WORLD!!!" Jan. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im from scotland and im called raquell!!mines spelt with a double 'l' though." Nov. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely love the name Raquel. Thats my mothers name and shes an amazing, beautiful, smart woman! For that reason, I have named my daughter Jayla Raquel. My husband does not like that name at all....he thinks its ugly. But its a beautiful name and I love the meaning...."lamb, ewe (female sheep)"...and we all know how precious sheeps are to God." Oct. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel also! [: I just recently started to really like my name. I find alot of my inspiration from Raquel Reed herself." Aug. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am so proud to share my name with a whole lot of Raquels, if anyone spells my name wrong or say it wrong,. they will not get 100% work or pleasure out of me." Aug. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "lol yeah people are always saying "Rachel"and im like how do you get Rachel if it's spelled Raquel but for the most part people usually get it right people will just call me Rockell lol or the rockster lol wired i know but the only person that really matters how they say my name is my BF lol cause if not there will be problems lol no jk but i love my name as well were just UNIQUE ;)" Aug. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel as well! Most people look at my name and go Rachel? Its annoying! But I love my name. People often call me Rakewll because they cant say my name. Although I am not named after Raquel welsh. My dads name is Rocky, so my mom named me Raquel." Apr. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is raquel also but my mom had to be diff and spell it racquel but i dont blame her for not followin everyone else... i love my name its just as unique as i am!!!" Mar. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey..my name is Raquel also. People pronounce the qu like a k..but i don't mind. But some people pronounce it like Rachel. How in the world can you watch qu and pronounce it like ch. Some of my teachers do that when they call my name. I don't answer cause my name's Raquel not rachel..hehehe. Some people spell it wrong too..like Rachel or Racquel. Only once have i seen somebody spell my name correctly and i didn't have to tell them how. Still love my name though :)" Feb. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel and alot of people call me Rachel and I hate it so much becuase that is not my name." Feb. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel it's an amazing name... and I love that a lot of people don't have it!!" Jan. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Raquel. Honestly I love both my name and "Rachel." I feel a real bond with Rachels. Being Mexican-American, my parents trained me early to never let anyone call that though. Do any of you other Raquels ever get upset when people try to spell your name with a "c" as in Racquel? Where did this come from anyway? Is it just a misspelling that caught on?" Jan. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my name is Raquel as well. Yeah its a pretty awesome name! Everyone remembers it which is cool. I do have the times when people pronounce it like RACK-ELLE. But thats when im like "hey man its RAQUEL" then they're like cool. Anyways, yes I do agree that Raquel is an amazing name :D" Jan. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "amazing name smart energetic alive inquisitive alert" Jan. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name raquel! but what is the correct pronunciation? is it rah-qoo-el?" Dec. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is RAQUEL R-A-Q-U-E-L! I rarely meet someone with that name. I think it's a very SEXY name and I think Ms. Welch set that image to society for us Raquel's. Thats not to say we can't do it ourselves. The Raquel's that I have encountered have all been soooo beautifuland hella SEXY!!! I LOVE my name especially when it's said in spanish!" Dec. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Rachel but I like to tell people my names Raquel because its such an awesome name! I will name my daughter Raquel! I absolutely love it!" Oct. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel People normally Spell my name Racauel or Racquel" Sep. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Raquel Too!! I get a lot of the wrong pronunciations, and am very spiritual. I don't think it's a matter of having bad luck with men, I think it's that we are so intuned with the universe, we first need to know ourselves before we put out the stimuli for the right man." Sep. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel! People normally say my name like Ra-k-well But it's pronounced like Ra-kell. I wonder why...." Aug. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mostly everyone says my name wrong and here in Scotland i havent heard of another Raquel." Jul. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know the feeling of every one who has commented. My name is Raquel too. I get called everthing in the book as well, but I just correct them with a smile. I always receive compliments on how pretty my name is. I have only met one other person that shares my name and that was back in high school. I guess I am grateful of my parents who picked my name for me. Thanks Mom and Dad!!" Apr. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello, my name is Racquel. It's pronounced Rah-kel. Each year, at the start of a new school year, my teacher's call me Rachel. Seriosly, does it even look like Rachel!! My mom calls me Kelly, because of the Kel sound at the end. I love my name, it's really pretty. So to all them peoples who don't like it, get a life!! Stop hatin'!! Well, that's all I wanted to say. Thanks for listening!(or reading;)!" Apr. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY NAME IS NOT SPELT LIKE RAQUEL BUT WHEN EVERYBODY SPELLS MY NAME THEY SPELL IT LIKE THAT MY NAME IS ROCKEL NOT RAQUEL" Apr. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Aww i love this name!! Wish i was named Raquel!! Mebbe i'll name my kid :)" Mar. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Raquel, and reading the comments it made me lol, as we all seem to have the same reaction when called: Rachel (ehmm, no it's Raquel not Rachel, thank you!!) I'm also called Quel and Quellie, but prefer to be called Raquel. Love my name, more power to us girls!!" Mar. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is raquel and i love it. it is so so cool i get really angry when someone pronounces my name rong. neally every one loves my name because they think it is beautiful and so do i." Feb. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I plan to name my daughter Raquel. I needed an "R" name and since i love Spanish I decided that Raquel would be the name. I think it is very beautiful, unique, sophisticated, and even sexy sounding! Much more interesting than just plain Rachel. I would think that more people would be naming their kids this name" Jan. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel, pronounced as it's said. My bf calls me Rockey. I like my name for the most part, although mispronunciations get on my nerves." Jan. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Haley Racquel. I really like my name. I haven't really met anyone with either of my names. Although the name, "Haley" is becoming more popular but only with people of the younger generation. I have also noticed not many people spell it the way I do. But that is okay with me. Just makes me that extra bit different haha." Dec. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel and it is pronounced as it is spelled. But sometimes teachers say rachel or raw-qwell or something really weird. I love my name I am the only one at my school with that name. but I know like two other people with my name. I love it I dont mind sharing my name because all Raquel's are usually nice, pretty and cool. Well atleast I am. Well got love for all the other Raquels out there we rock the place, life of the party." Dec. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes, People often say it wronglike Rachel and spell it incorrectly like Rachel. The correct way to say my name is Raquel. No, I don't meet a lot of people with the name Raquel. I am glad my name is Raquel because I feel I am special wit hit." Dec. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Racquelle also but it is spelt different and everyone spells it wrong and pronounces it wrong at times love my name but i wish people would spell it right not wrong" Nov. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "God... My name is Ana Raquel. I have always been treated by Ana, never Raquel. I used to hate this name, never had a reason, I just didn't like it. But now, I can see how beautiful it really is. I used and receive compliments all the time regarding my name, and I couldn't understand why as a child. Anyway, I love it now and I am very happy with it." Jun. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name too!!! I was named after my Grandmother. Alot of people pronounce it Rockel where I am from. The most annoying is when they call you Rachel. My best friend calls me Quel." Jun. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love having the name Raquel. It;s very rare in Australia.It's unique/means beautiful and is a biblical name." Jun. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel and I love it.I live in australia so its a very rare name. Its unique,means beautiful and is in the bible" Jun. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love beeing called raquel but hate when people decide to change my name to rachel on a fear of mis pronouncing my name..but other wise i love it" Jun. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. Iım Mexican, and even in my country is not a name you hear everyday. Everytime i go to the US i find people having trouble prounouncing it, but i donıt really care about that, everyone I know tell me that my name is beautiful and sexy =)" Jun. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel and I really love the name. As someone said the name sound lovely but with a bite to show we're strong as well. And yes throughout all my time in school the teachers constantly called me Rachel. It didn't bother me too much but sometimes I wodnered how they could not see it was clearly NOT Rachel. I was grateful when one or two of the teachers pronounced it right! I don't care though it's kind of fun these days correcting those teachers lol." Mar. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Puerto Rican and my name is also Raquel and I love it! Being a biblical name it makes me proud to have such a name. Strangely enough my name is also misspelled a lot. Everything from Racquel, Rachel(english), Rakkel, Rochelle, etc... It's really not that hard people!" Dec. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, although i have no idea why my parents named me Rhaquel. Yes, r-h-a-q-u-e-l it has an "h". So when people spell it for the first time, they have no idea how to spell it." Dec. 22, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "well it is my name but it's spelled differently. Rhaquel with an "h", it's silent, so it should be pronounced as the normal raquel. when i tell people what my name is for the first time they have no idea how to spell it." Dec. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "well it is my name but it's spelled differently. Rhaquel with an "h" it's silent, so it should be pronounced as the normal raquel. when i tell people what my name is for the first time they have no idea how to spell it." Dec. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've named my daughter Racquel. It isn't misspelled but it is actually spelled both ways. I find it is very exotic and a very sophisticated name. Raquel was so commonly spelled that I decided to add a twist to it...just like her first name Breanna...Breanna Racquel.." Dec. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name and yes I have the problem where people like to cut it down to Rachel which annoys me and my mom. Since my name is Raquel,if people can't pronunce it. I have them call me Kel or Kels." Aug. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my name and now i love it. one reason is that i am christian and it is a biblical name. also i was reading about name stereotypes and about how people think Abes are thought to be honest, Adolphs are thought to be cruel and... Raquels are thought to be beautiful. People do sometimes call me Rachel and people-actually most adults-sometimes spell it Racquel. But that's rare. so i guess my experience with this name is positive." Jun. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Raquel.. and yes many people do NOT know how to say it right.. they usually pronounce it raw-kel... its really not that hard... n many people think its spelled.. racquel.. or rakel.. or rackel... lol.. wats up wit that?" Jun. 23, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! However, it is frequently mispronounced, misspelled or converted to Rachel, it's English counterpart. The only other Raquels I know of are my aunt and Raquel Welch. I've not met anyone else with the same name so far. I've received many compliments regarding my name, probably because it's lovely with a touch of exotic. I've thanked my parents many times for naming me Raquel." Jun. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "yeah my name is Raquel too. most of my friends call me kel-kel, kel, kelso, rauqe, aque, but my most commen name is kel. and yeah i hate it when people pronounce it as raw-qell. but yeah..." May. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "im sorry but my daughters called rachel which i love, and people try to be funny and say hows raquel, it really bugs me. lets rachels be rachels and raquels be raquels, surely its not that difficult people!!!" Oct. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Raquel.I love my name.It is a rare name & usually no one is heard of this.All Raquel's r very beautiful & lovable.My sister is Rachel n she is jealous of my name.Such a wonderful name n i always thank my parents for this name." Dec. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      51 Neutral Comments

  • "Raquel is my name and if you want to start a petition that it is illegal to call a Raquel Rachel, type your favorite emoji." Aug. 6, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really love this name but it's not my name From,Bella Rinck" May. 27, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name but not always. Im adopted and since I was 7 years old my grandparents told me I should use my full name because it was beautiful and respectful. I been called Rockie and I asked my birth mother why and she said cause I came out with fists. Um HELLO!!!,All kids did but I do LOVE my name and it is very beautiful but one pet peeve is people pronouncing it Rachel for over half my life!!! Thank you to our great nation for teaching the "smart ones"" Sep. 20, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel & I LOVEEEE ITTT!!! I was teh only girl named Raquel throughout highschool year but then when I went back to visit there was another girl named Raquel. I think it's getting more common but JUST A LITTLE. and yes I agree, I HATE it when people call you Rachelle or Rachel because it's not even closeee to Raquel! lol my nickname is Rocky, Rock, Quelly, Kelly, Rackel, and Quel" Apr. 25, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "The only thing i LOVE more than these BEAUTIFUL pictures taken by such a TALENTED haotogrppher, is the woman that is in the pictures with me. Thank you MegaAce for making our wedding that much more cutting edge, especially with pictures of this magnitude. We really appreciate what you guys did to make our day more special with that additional touch of class." Apr. 15, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Racquel I also love my name and I also hate when people call me Rachael. My nick names are Rocky, Rock, butI go by RaRa mostly." Feb. 22, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi im raquel too and at first I used to get really annoyed with my name . Everyone always called me rachel and the worst was when i got called rochelle, but now iv come to like it. Although i can't walk into a store and expect to find it on one of those fridge magnents or mugs having a name that people rarely share makes me feel unique! Not to mention the beautiful actress Raquel Weltch who people often think of when they hear my name :)" Jun. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel but I pronounce the a like a u (ruh-KELL) I absolutely hate it when people pronounce it wrong. I really want a nickname but I haven't found a good one yet. Ah well, Raquel's a great name!" Jun. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have heard so many different ways to spell this name my name is spelled Racquel with a C it is hard to spell for people but easy to make fun of. But over all though I love my name its unique and different" Apr. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel but people (mostly old) pronounce it RAAAquel, major emphasis on the AH sound...i hate that. i also qet called rachel or rachelle a lot." Mar. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachael. People call me Rachael. In spanish class people call me Raquel... so that counts i guess! :)" Feb. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "hello my name is RaQuel i love my name!! there is Raquels in my family We all have the same last name too!! many people spell it rakel which is weird i do not know where they got that from!! everyone with the name raquel out there you have the most beautiful name ever!!" Jan. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby girl is 4 months old and we named her Raquel. My husband found the name in a baby book. I love it and think it is beautiful. I also get a lot of compliments on how beautiful a name it is. Sometimes a call her Rocky or Kel for a nickname." Oct. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Racquel and I love my name & the spelling !I love the nicknames Rocky Rocquelita Rockwell & Rockelini but I hate when called Rachel!everybody thinks im a white girl & i get so annoyed!then my name gives it away that ima Latina :)" Oct. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im currently 6months pregnant & my partner came up with the name Raquel, & i honestly love it because its unique & different. Her god mother plans on calling her Roxie for her nickname (i guess)...But i love the name & hope my daughter & others do as well! Have a nice day!" Sep. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Raquel,BEAUTIFUL NAME!!! No doubt and for the girl who went by Kelly (Quelly would have been nicer in my opinion)all this time...It would probably be too late to be Raquel now so your loss :( And I HATE being called Rachel . How do you get a "cha" sound out of a "q?" I will never understand. Raqui, Raquelita, Raquelina, Rock, Roxie, RaRa still perfer Raquel and not with a short A sound! All in all Beautiful name and pretty girls :)" Aug. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name's raquel too and i just love it all raquels are great" May. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "well my namee is raquel and i absoutley adore it(: i hate when people pronnuce it wronng or call me rachel how you get rachel from raquel i will never understandd...but besides that i adore my name." May. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is also raquel. i love it, i think its completely unique and a nice alternative to rachel. sometimes i feel like my name doesnt fit me because (not to be racist) but i am not Hispanic or of African decent. i'm a short, white girl but i love my name anyway! i have tons of nicknames too, the most common being "rocky". Sometimes i feel like girls name raquel are a little trashy, or thats what theyre stereotype is. Me personally i am not trashy at all and i like to think of myself and a nice respectable young lady." Feb. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is racquel and i hate when people call me rachel but i have lots of nicknames like rockstar kelly rocket rachel racquie and lots of stuff but one thing i dont like is i cant get my name on keychains BUT TO ALL RACQUELS LETS KICK SOME BUT AND RULE" Jan. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Raquel in my Spanish class. At first i didnt like it being that my sisters name is rachael and if not pronounced correctly they sound alike. i got on google to find stories of any famous raquels and all i found was a stripper. but hearing all this stories make me really like it." Aug. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is also Rauqel i rekon its a awesome name..most people look at my name n pronounce it raq uell or somethin like that.although i was named after Raquel welsh its kinda funny cuz my name is raquel wells prety simila, i come from a small town, my nicknames r kelly or rug rat or rakki which is kinda cool wif me lol" Aug. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is spelled Raquelle too. I like how it's not spelled the other way. I'm usually called Rocky or it can be spelled Raqui. Only people I'm really close to call me Raquelle, others call me Rocky." May. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names RAQUELLE .. different then all the other people that have commented this. That's exactly why i like it, no one has it. Nicknames can differ .. raks, quells , kelly etc." May. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel, as well. When I was younger, people wouldnt know how to say my name. Im in high school now, and teachers say my name correctly all the time now. I used to hate my name, but im starting to like it a little bit. Raquel. My nickname is Rocky, too. And Rockyroad, rockstar, rocky racoon, rockster. lol." Feb. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is awesome. raquel is cool. raquel raquel raquel. its sweet. yea, i get rachel and rachelle, i HATE it. theres this one guy i know and he calls me rachel every time he sees me and ive known him like my whole life. whatever, u just gotta get used to it and be like. em em..the names RAQUEL. pronounced: ruhkel. bam!" Jun. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my names Raquel also, I like my name but like a bunch of other Raquel's I hate it when people say it wrong and actually pronounce the U...but i got usto it by now, I dont really care if people call me Rachel as long as they remember my name is Raquel not Rachel...its pretty cool to have a Q in our name cause it a letter u dont see as much and not alot of people forget your name since it pretty unique. I love my name!!" May. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey my name's raquel! i go to a french school and people are always pronouncing it "rockell." i don't hate my name though and i never will. i love writing it because i think it's awesome having Q's in your name. i get used to people saying my name wrong, i just laugh." Apr. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel too. I was named after my grandmother. Raquels rock!" Mar. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello to my fellow Raquel's don't we just have the best name in the world. It's nice to have a different name. However I hate it when people call me Rachel. I mean, really, how can you get Rachel out of Raquel. I love my name and wished people would take the time to get it right. It's not really that hard." Mar. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel, but I've been called both raquel and Rachel. I use Rachel mostly with friends, social occassions and to differentiate between my aunt and I(she's also named Raquel). Just now I've started to embrace my latino name. My biggest pet peeve is when they mispronounce it. I think that was what made me not like it in the first place. so people say it right, please. Its Raquel (with the "qu" sounding as a K, as in kite." Feb. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "HI =] my name is RAQUEL ANDREA i never really liked my name i dont know why but now that im getting older because im 14 and now that im turning older im starting to like my name and i fell like its french and i absolutely hate when people call me RACHEL or they kall me ROCKUEL or ROKKCC-ELL i mean com'on so i explain to them how to spell it and then if they keep pernouncing it wrong i get agrivated like write now in year 08 i have a teacher and she calls me rachell and i tell her politely like this 'MRS... ITS RAQUEL AND SHES PRETTY OLD AND SO SHE FORGETS AND EVERYTIME SHE SAYS RACHELL EVERYONE SAYS ITS RAQUEL SO SHE LOOKS AT ME AND SHE SAYS IS THAT OKAY IF I CALL U RACHEL INFRONT OF THE WHOLE CLASS AND I DON'T WANT TO EMBERACE HER BY SAYING NO BECAUSE ALL EYES ARE ON ME SO ITS SO FRUSTERATING SO I JUST FEEL LIKE DIYING' but i am staring to like my name i use to hate it but now it rules and i hope i meet a cool raquel and it is true every RAQUEL meet is super pretty including miii =] lol bt im serious" Jan. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Raquel. People often pronounce it as "rachel" "ruh-qwell" or "rockell." it's kind of annoying. but i always correct them. haha.(:" Jan. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name's Raquel, I think it's original and awesome :)" Aug. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is raquel, the exp i have had are i have no luck with men , i alwasys pick the wrong ones , i have bad luck sometimes, but iam very spirtual , i feel very connect with the universal,raquel are very gifted women they have maney gifts and insight for many things" Jul. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is raquel, the exp i have had are i have no luck with men , i alwasys pick the wrong ones , i have bad luck sometimes, but iam very spirtual , i feel very connect with the universal,raquel are very gifted women they have maney gifts and insight for many things" Jul. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Raquel and im tierd of the amount of people who mis spell my name with leter K or just can pronunce it and call me rachal or sumthing lyk that. people also need put are name on souverners dat u get in gift shops at theme parks, i still search for my name but i know it aint gonna b der." Jun. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "That's my name(Racquel-rah-kel)! I love it even though people can't say it most of the time! It's an awesome name so ya'll who don't like it, get a life!!:/" Apr. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is spelt raquel but it pronounced rachel.. that confuses people especially teachers... but i love it cus i can be called raquel or rachel...." Nov. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is spelt raquel but it pronounced rachel.. that confuses people especially teachers... but i love it cus i can be called raquel or rachel...." Nov. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is spelt raquel but it pronounced rachel.. that confuses people especially teachers... but i love it cus i can be called raquel or rachel...." Nov. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is spelt raquel but it pronounced rachel.. that confuses people especially teachers... but i love it cus i can be called raquel or rachel...." Nov. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is spelt raquel but it pronounced rachel.. that confuses people especially teachers... but i love it cus i can be called raquel or rachel...." Nov. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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  • "i agree with everyone below me. raquel dis get mispelled a lot when i was younger but now that i am getting older more people are familiar with it. i get many compliments and i love my name a lot. my bff calls me rocka or rocky for short :]" Sep. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! i would never change it. it's one of those names that your don't hear or say often, which makes it very unique. I like my name because not a lot of people are named it and I like to be different. Raquel is such a gorgeous name, I wouldn't change it for the world. People often call me "quel" or "raqers" or "raquelsies," depending on who it is. People often misspell or mispronounce my name, but I have learned to get used to it. No BIGGIE!" Sep. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name raquel but its not always mispronounce because since i live in portugal its commom so not that many people get it wrong." Apr. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rakel, which is actually a norwegian/scandanavian version of Rachel, and everyone thinks my name is Raquel! I feel like the only person in the world named Rakel, haha. But I was doing some research and it's on a lot of baby name pages now..." Apr. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well, i love my name. one thing that i hate is when people call me rachel. i get very touchy with that subject, and i will never stand around and accept if someone is calling me the wrong name and pronouncing it wrong. its my name, i like being named that. and yes!" Mar. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raquel..it's quite a common name here in Spain, nothing exotic really...and when I was living in England everybody pronounced it wrong..(it should be RaKel)..Anyway I love it, and I feel very happy with it." Jul. 5, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Spelt: Raquel Prounounced Ra-kel Usually mistaken for Rachel or Rochelle. Never met or known of any one with this name. Usually mispelt as Racquel" Jun. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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