French variation of Ralph

Raoul Origin and Meaning

The name Raoul is a boy's name of French origin meaning "wolf-counsel".

Raoul, with its unique three-vowel middle, rolls off the tongue in an appealing way. Raoul is one of the French names that sounds infinitely more romantic and attractive than the somewhat harsh English version Ralph.

French painter Raoul Dufy is a worthy artistic namesake. Raul is the Spanish form.

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Famous People Named Raoul

  • Raoul Gustaf WallenbergSwedish businessman who rescued thousands of Jews from the Holocaust
  • Raoul HausmannAustrian Dadaist artist
  • Raoul PeckHaitian film director
  • Raoul OwensEnglish racing driver
  • Raoul DufyFrench painter
  • Albert Edward "Raoul" WalshAmerican actor and director
  • Raoul BottHungarian,American mathematician
  • Raoul Louis HeertjeDutch comedian
  • Raoul de Godewaersvelde (born Francis Albert Victor Delbarre)French singer
  • Raoul BovaItalian actor

Raoul in Pop Culture

  • Raoul de ChagnyChristine's lover in The Phantom of the Opera
  • Raoul Dukepseudonym of Hunter Thompson in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
  • Raoul of Goldenlakeknight character in Tamora Pierce's Tortall novels

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