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Gender: Male Meaning of Rafferty: "floodtide, abundance, prosperity" Origin of Rafferty: Irish

The name Rafferty is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "floodtide, abundance, prosperity". Rafferty and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Water and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

Jaunty and raffish, Rafferty is one of the most engaging of the Irish surnames, used by Jude Law and Sadie Frost for their son. Fortunately, it doesn't still go by its original form: O'Raighbheartaigh.

Raff and Rafe are two equally great nicknames.

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Famous People Named Rafferty

Pop Culture References for the name Rafferty

Rafe, Rafer, Raferty, Raff, Raffarty, Raffer, Raffertey

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oliviamcdonald Says:


I picture a friendly, happy-go-lucky kind of guy.

EW314 Says:


I think this is a great, jaunty, lively name. Raff and Raffy are lovely nicknames too. I think it would be really cute on a little boy and Raff would be a handsome and distinctive name for a man.