Rachel

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See also: Rachêl

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Via Late Latin, from Ancient Greek Ῥαχήλ (Rhakhḗl), from Hebrew רָחֵל, "ewe"

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Rachel

  1. Younger daughter of Laban, sister to Leah, and second wife of Jacob.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), Genesis 29:16-17
      And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured. And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
  2. A female given name.
    • 1849 The Massachusetts Teacher, Massachusetts Teachers' Association, Vol. 2,page 26, January 1849:
      Rachel is another modest, nun-like name, of the same order as Judith, and has the appropriate signification of a lamb.
    • 1979 Doris Lessing, Shikasta, Knopf, 1979, ISBN 0394507321, page 293
      She keeps saying, You are mistaken Rachel. She says my name in that heavy earnest way. The Jewish Ra-chel. I like my name like that. I have always been pleased when people said Ra-chel. But when she says it, it is as if she was taking me over. Through my name.
    • 2010 Rob Sachs, What Would Rob Do?, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0470457732:
      I recognize that a name like Rachel goes against my whole "ordering a different dish from everyone else at the table" rule, but sometimes you really want a steak, and that's exactly what you should get. I love the name we gave our daughter. It's not dorky, not too whimsical, and not too stuck-up. To us it sounded sweet, sporty, smart, and beautiful. It also works well with Sachs.

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Rachel

  1. Rachel (biblical figure)
  2. A female given name.

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Rachel

  1. Rachel (biblical figure)
  2. A female given name.