> We should say things like: "Rabinovich" -- "Rabbi's daughter"
Says the "vich" suffix indicates "son."
Rabinovich and Ravinovitch are versions of the Jewish Status name
Rabin from the Polish rabin = rabbi. Variations include Rabinerson,
Rabinsohn, Robinsohn, Robinzon, Rabinow, Robinov, Rabinowicz and
A web search shows that the name Rachael is Hebrew and means (or is
derived from) female sheep or ewe.