What Does Rachel Mean?
This week, the Inquisitive Iguanas researched the meaning of the name Rachel.
Rachel is a Biblical name. In the Old Testament, Rachel was Jacob's favorite wife, the mother
of Joseph. Her name means "ewe" in Hebrew, which is a female sheep. Although the name
is pronounced RAY-chell in English, in Hebrew it is pronounced rah-KHELL, with a guttural "ch" sound like
the one in German "ach."
Here are our Internet sources about the name Rachel and what it means:
Behind the Name Rachel and
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