Rachelle

Rachelle (pr. either as ray-chel or ra-shel) is a variant spelling of Rachel, a Hebrew female name meaning “ewe”. In the Old Testament, Rachel is the beautiful younger sister of Leah, both of them married to Jacob, and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin.

Origin: Hebrew

Variants:

  • Rachel (English, Hebrew, German, French, Dutch)
  • Rachael (English)
  • Racheal (English)
  • Rachyl (English)
  • Raschelle (English)
  • Rahel (Biblical Latin)
  • Rakel (Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic)
  • Raakel (Finnish)
  • Ráhel (Finnish)
  • Ráichéal (Irish)
  • Rachele (Italian)
  • Raquel (Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Rahela (Romanian, Serbian)
  • Ruchel (Yiddish)

 

Agnes

Agnes is the Latinized form of Hagnea Greek female name meaning “pure, chaste” from Greek hagnos (pure, chaste). The name later became associated with Latin agnus meaning “lamb” because of a virgin-martyr who died for her faith in ancient Rome, even though the name has nothing to do with it.

Nicknames: Aggie

Origin: Greek

Variants:

  • Hagne (Ancient Greek)
  • Hagno (Ancient Greek)
  • Annis (Medieval English)
  • Annice (English)
  • Agneta (Swedish)
  • Agnetha (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish)
  • Agnete (Danish)
  • Agnethe (Danish)
  • Inés (Spanish)
  • Inez (English)
  • Agnese (Italian, Latvian)
  • Ines (Italian, Slovene, Croatian)
  • Agneza (Croatian)
  • Oanez (Breton)
  • Agnessa (Russian)
  • Nesta (Welsh)
  • Nest (Welsh)
  • Agnesa (Slovak)