- a feminine name: dim. Rae
- Bible the younger of the two wives of Jacob, and mother of Joseph and Benjamin: Gen. 29-35
Origin of RachelEcclesiastical Late Latin ; from Ecclesiastical Greek Rhach?l ; from Classical Hebrew (language) rachel, literally , ewe
(born Élisa Félix) 1820?-58; Fr. actress, born in Switzerland
In the Bible, the second wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin.
Origin of RachelHebrew r&amacron;&hlowdot;&emacron;l, ewe; see r&hlowbrev;l in Semitic roots.