Other Origin(s):Italian
Meaning:Ewe, female sheep
Rachele is an Italian variant of the Hebrew girl’s name Rachel, meaning ”ewe.” In the Hebrew Bible, Rachel is a beautiful yet tragic figure who was one of Jacob’s two wives, along with her sister, Leah. Rachel was Jacob’s true love, but struggled to bear a child. Eventually, she gave birth to Joseph, who became Jacob’s favorite son. Rachel has long been a popular name in the US, reaching peak popularity in the 90s thanks to Jennifer Aniston’s character on Friends. If you have Italian roots, you might want to honor your heritage by giving baby the Italian form of this lovely name.
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