Rafael

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Gender: M Meaning of Rafael: "God has healed" Origin of Rafael: Spanish variation of Raphael Rafael's Popularity in 2016: #291

The name Rafael is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "God has healed". Rafael is ranked #291 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Spanish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Rafael

Rafael Nadal (Parera), Spanish tennis player
Rafael Vicente Correa (Delgado), President of Ecuador
Rafael Leónidas Trujillo (Molina), Dominican dictator
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz, U.S. Senator from Texas
Rafael Yglesias, American novelist and screenwriter
Rafael Garcia, American soccer player
Rafael Benítez (Maudes), Spanish footballer and manager
(José) Rafael Amaya (Núñez), Mexican actor, singer and model
Rafael Palmeiro (Corrales), Cuban-American baseball player
Rafael Márquez (Álvarez), Mexican footballer
Rafael Halperin, Israeli businessman, rabbi and pro wrestler
Rafael "Rafinha" Alcántara do Nascimento, Brazilian footballer
Rafael Lange Severino aka Cellbit, Brazilian YouTuber
Rafael "Rafa" Guevara (b. 2003), son of Allegra Huston; grandson of director John Huston
Rafael Llamas (b. 2005), son of actors José Ángel Llamas and Mara Croatto
Rafael Schofield (b. 2006), son of actress Sally Rogers and Jonathan Schofield
Rafael Ritchie (b. 2011), son of director Guy Ritchie
Rafael Fernández de Córdova y de Potesta (b. 2013), great-grandson of Franz, Duke of Hohenburg and Princess Elisabeth of Luxembourg
Rafael Thomas Baldwin (b. 2015), son of actor Alec Baldwin

Pop Culture References for the name Rafael

Rafael Santo, character on TV's "American Gothic"
Rafael Solano, character on TV's "Jane the Virgin"
Rafael Diaz, character in "Star vs. the Forces of Evil"
Rafael Barba, ADA on "Law and Oder: SVU"
San Rafael, California, USA (pron. "ruh-FELL")
Also the German and Scandinavian form of Raphael

Rafeé, Fallo, Falo, Felio, Rafaelle, Rafaello, Rafaelo, Rafal, Rafe, Rafeal, Rafeé, Rafel, Rafello, Rafer, Raffael, Raffaelo, Raffeal, Raffel, Raffiel, Rafi, Rafiel, Rafo, Raphael, Raphel

Rafael's International Variations

Raffaele, Raffaele (Italian)