What Does the Name Rachel’s Vineyard Mean?

The name “Rachel” refers to an old testament figure who was written about in the book of Jeremiah:

“Thus says the Lord: In Ramah is heard the sound of moaning, of bitter weeping! Rachel mourns her children, she refuses to be consoled because her children are no more.

Thus says the Lord: Cease your cries of mourning, wipe the tears from your eyes. The sorrow you have shown shall have its reward, says the Lord…
There is hope for your future, says the LORD…” (Jer. 31:15-16)