"floodtide, abundance, prosperity"

Rafferty Origin and Meaning

The name Rafferty is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "floodtide, abundance, prosperity".

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.

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Famous People Named Rafferty

  • Rafferty Law (b. 1999)son of actors Jude Law and Sadie Frost
  • Rafferty Caseyson of actor Daniel Casey
  • Rafferty Jack McManus (b. 2015)son of actors/singers Martine McCutcheon and Jack McManus
  • Dylan Rafferty Brown (b. 2003)son of actor Ryan Brown
  • Ronan RaffertyIrish golfer
  • Gerry RaffertyScottish singer/songwriter
  • Sarah Rafferty (b. 1972)American actor

Rafferty in Pop Culture

  • Rafferty Dickinsoncharacter in Madeleine L'Engle's novel Camilla
  • Raffertymain character in "Rafferty Rides a Winner" by Joan Woodberry
  • Raffertyassassin in Malibu Comics' Ultraverse
  • "Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins" 1975 film about Sgt. Gunny Rafferty
  • "Rafferty's Rules" Australian TV series about Judge Michael Rafferty
  • "Rafferty" 1980 Soviet film about trade unionist Jack Rafferty
  • "Rafferty" TV series about Dr. Sid Rafferty
  • Zach Raffertya character in Penelope Williamson's novel Heart of the West