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Gender: Male Meaning of Rafael: "God has healed" Origin of Rafael: Spanish variation of Raphael Rafael's Popularity in 2018: #258

Rafael Origin and Meaning

The name Rafael is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "God has healed".

Rafael is perhaps the ultimate sexy Latino name, not a bad gift to give your son. The Raphael spelling is the original Hebrew version.

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Popularity

Rank in US: #258

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Famous People Named Rafael

Pop Culture References for the name Rafael

Raphael, Rafello, Falo, Felio, Rafaelle, Rafaello, Rafaelo, Rafal, Rafe, Rafeal, Rafeé, Rafel, Fallo, Rafer, Raffael, Raffaelo,

Rafael's International Variations

Raffaele, Raffaele (Italian)

Comments

sofiaishere Says:

2018-06-03T18:02:30

Nope. Try again.

indiefendi2 Says:

2017-08-21T02:36:48

It grinds my gears when I hear Rafael and Raphael pronounced "raffy-ul" like people have been conditioned to pronounce Michael, instead of Raf a EL. Don't butcher this gorgeous name!

Bella Mia Says:

2017-07-12T19:38:18

If anyone watches/watched Jane the Virgin, this is one of the main character's name... :D

AriellaBar Says:

2016-01-10T16:40:03

It's an ancient, sophisticated name with roots around the world. It deserves a better nameberry description.

berry_chick Says:

2015-10-10T04:13:24

I have a Filipino friend named Rafael...it's used in a lot of areas I guess?

ashbee Says:

2015-06-20T21:48:32

My grandfather Rafael was a Cuban Jew originally from Poland. It served him well in both places. :)

mother_dragons Says:

2015-02-18T20:20:24

It's the Spanish version too. Many of my relatives were called Rafael. I can't say anything about other languages, but I can confirm it's the Spanish version

rlevy Says:

2015-02-18T18:10:55

Ummm...I think the "name info" for Rafael needs another look. Rafael is actually closer to the original Hebrew version, "Refeal." Rafael is a very popular name in Israel and amongst Jewish populations outside of Israel. It's a modern, strong and vibrant name...and I love it. The description doesn't give it justice. Take another stab, Nameberry writers.

tfzolghadr Says:

2014-02-18T11:43:12

Love this name.

Kisa Says:

2014-02-13T15:10:47

My boyfriend's name is Rafael, he's in his mid-twenties and is the reserved, smart type. So that is the image I get with this name.