The name Raoul is a boy's name of French origin meaning "wolf-counsel". Raoul and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".
From the experts:
Raoul, with its unique three-vowel middle, rolls off the tongue in an appealing way. Raoul is one of the French names that sounds infinitely more romantic and attractive than the somewhat harsh English version Ralph.
French painter Raoul Dufy is a worthy artistic namesake. Raul is the Spanish form.