Hugely popular English name, versioned from the Hebrew name (רחל) meaning - "meek; lamb (of God El)". Arabic form - Rahil.
Rachel in the Bible is a the favorite wife of Jacob, one of the three Biblical Patriarchs, and mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She was the daughter of Laban and the younger sister of Leah, Jacob's first wife. Jacob was her first cousin, as Jacob's mother Rebecca was Laban's sister.