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Gender: M Meaning of Rafferty: "floodtide, abundance, prosperity" Origin of Rafferty: Irish

Jaunty and raffish, Rafferty is one of the most engaging of the Irish surnames, used by Jude Law and Sadie Frost for their son. Fortunately, it doesn't still go by its original form: O'Raighbheartaigh.

Raff and Rafe are two equally great nicknames.

Famous People Named Rafferty

Rafferty Law, son of actor Jude Law and Sadie Frost
Ronan Rafferty, Irish golfer
Gerry Rafferty, Scottish singer/songwriter best known for his solo hits "Baker Street" and "Right Down the Line"
Sarah Rafferty, actress in "Suits"

Pop Culture References for the name Rafferty

Rafferty Dickinson, a character in Madeleine L'Engle's novel Camilla
Zach Rafferty, a character in Penelope Williamson's novel Heart of the West

Rafe, Rafer, Raferty, Raff, Raffarty, Raffer, Raffertey