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Biblical name (meaning ‘ewe’ in Hebrew), borne by the beloved wife of Jacob and mother (after long barrenness) of Joseph (Genesis 28–35) and of Benjamin, at whose birth she died. In the Middle Ages and subsequently this was regarded as a characteristically Jewish name, but it is now also popular among Gentiles.
108th in the U.S.

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Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
612,534
to be exact
Utah
has the most people named Rachel per capita
1985
marked the height of its popularity
99.93%
0.07%
6%
55+
28%
30-54
37%
13-29
28%
0-12

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