As a Rachel, you are likely very spiritually in-tune and intuitive. You are idealistic, and you like to take the time to understand the thoughts and motivations of others—making you a natural diplomat and peacemaker. Other people naturally want to be around you because of your tactful, easy-going, and charming nature. All of these skills and tendencies will make you perfect in a career or volunteer work as a humanitarian or any position in which you serve and work to understand others. It also makes you a perfect mom because you have natural patience, fairness, and understanding of your children. You create a warm and loving home, and you are affectionate and caring towards others.
Sometimes, you tend to put things off a bit because you don’t want confrontation. But in general, you are well-balanced and healthy, embodying a spiritual connection that is very much down-to-earth.
Rachel is a Biblical name originating in the Old Testament book of Genesis. It comes from the Hebrew name meaning “ewe” or “female lamb.” In the Bible, Rachel was Jacob’s favorite wife and the mother of both Joseph and Benjamin. (Jacob had fallen in love with the shepherdess Rachel immediately upon seeing her, but he was able to marry her only after being tricked by his father-in-law into first marrying her older sister, Leah.) Rachel was always popular as a Jewish name, but became popular after the Protestant Reformation as an English name.
Rachel as a girls’ name has been used quite popularly in the United States for over a century. It peaked in popularity in the mid-1980s through the 1990s, when it enjoyed Top 20 status for fifteen years. Though it has slipped a bit in popularity in recent years, it still remains an incredibly popular choice with classic historic and Biblical appeal. Other popular variations include Rachael and the Spanish Raquel.
One of the best known recent Rachels is actually a fictional character on television’s “Friends” Monica’s roommate and on-again-off-again love of Ross’ life: Rachel Karen Green. If you’re looking for real-life Rachel’s, there’s Elizabeth-Rachel Felix, better known only as Mademoiselle Rachel, a 19th century French actress of great fame, and supermodel extraordinaire, Rachel Hunter.