Rafaela

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Gender: Female Meaning of Rafaela: "God has healed" Origin of Rafaela: Spanish and Portuguese version of Hebrew Raphaela

The name Rafaela is a girl's name of Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese origin meaning "God has healed". Rafaela and is often added to lists like Heavenly Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

Spell it Rafaela (Spanish), Raffaella (Italian), Rafaela (German), or Raphaela (Hebrew), this is a euphonious and lovely name with a dark-eyed, long-flowing-haired image, which is, like Gabriella and Isabella, beginning to be drawn into the American mainstream.

Seductive Girls star Jemima Kirke named her daughter Rafaella Isreal--and her son Memphis.

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Famous People Named Rafaela

Rafaela Franić, Croatian model (Hrvatski Top Model Cycle 2)
Rafaela de Herrera (y Torreynosa), national heroine of Nicaragua
Rafaela Ottiano, Italian-American actress
Rafaela de Miranda Travalão, Brazilian footballer
Rafaela Ybarra de Vilallonga, beatified Spanish founder of a religious order
Saint Rafaela Porras Ayllón, Spanish professed religious
Rafaela Silva, Brazilian judoka

Pop Culture References for the name Rafaela

Rafaela de la Vega Martinez, main character in Mexican telenovela "Rafaela"
Rafaela, character in manga Claymore by Norihiro Yagi

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