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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 Unique Baby Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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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Pop Culture References for the name Rafaela

Rafala, Rafaelina, Rafalla, Rafela, Rafelia, Rafaila, Rafiela, Raefaela, Rafaelita, Rafeala, Rafaelia

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AnnabelleJ85 Says:


What about the nickname Fae (fairy)?

L.R. MacOwan Says:


Thank you so much for this site! I am currently writing a book (well, sort of a book. More on that later.) and I desperately needed a name for the female angel character. This is very helpful and I think I'm definitely going to be using this name.

unicornluvgirl Says:


So pretty. The name also has a positive association for me.