Raphael

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Gender: M Meaning of Raphael: "God has healed" Origin of Raphael: Hebrew Raphael's Popularity in 2014: #596

Raphael is a romantic archangel name that sounds both artistic and powerful. Raphael is also a great cross-cultural choice, with significance for people with both Latinate and Jewish roots, plus plenty of grounding in the English-speaking world.

Raphael was one of the seven archangels (called by Milton "the affable archangel") who attended the throne of God and, as the angel of healing, is the patron of doctors as well as of travelers, science and healing. Another worthy namesake is the great Renaissance painter Raphael (born Raffaello Sanzio). Several celebs have chosen the name, including Robert De Niro, Ana Ortiz and Melissa George.

Raphael is particularly popular in France right now, where it's a Top 10 name. Rafael is the Spanish spelling, as represented by Spanish tennis champ Rafael Nadal. Rafi is the familiar Hebrew nickname.

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Famous People Named Raphael

Raphael, Biblical archangel
Raphael Sanzio, Italian Renaissance painter
Raphael Soyer, Russian-American painter, twin brother Moses Soyer
Raphael Saadiq (born Charles Ray Wiggins), American R&B singer
Raphael Holinshed, English chronicler consulted by William Shakespeare
Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing car driver
Raphael "Roy" Welensky, 2nd and last Prime Minister of Rhodesia
Raphael (born Miguel Rafael Martos Sánchez), Spanish singer and actor
Raphael Semmes, U.S. Confederate Navy general
Raphael Sbarge, American actor
Raphael Gualazzi, Italian singer and pianist
Raphael Elmaleh, son of Princess Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco
Raphael De Niro, son of American actor Robert De Niro
Raphael Lebenzon, son of actress Ana Ortiz and Noah Lebenzon
Raphael Blanc, son of actress Melissa George and Jean David Blanc

Pop Culture References for the Name Raphael

Raphael, one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Raphael Hythloday, character in Utopia (1516) by Thomas More
Raphael, chemist in The Mystery of a Hansom Crab (1886) by Fergus Hume
Raphael Leon, journalist in Children of the Ghetto (1892) by Israel Zangwill
Raphael "Raffy," character in Gemma Malley's "The Killables" series

Falito, Rafael, Rafaelle, Rafaello, Rafaelo, Rafe, Rafel, Raffaello, Raffello, Raphaello, Raphale, Raphaél, Rapheal, Raphel, Raphello, Raphiel, Ravel, Ray, Rephael

Raphael's International Variations

Rafaele (Italian) Rafal (Polish)

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