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.