Gender: Male Pronunciation: rah-ool Meaning of Raoul: "wolf-counsel" Origin of Raoul: French variation of Ralph

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 "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia - with middles!".

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.

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Raoul is #820 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Raoul

Pop Culture References for the name Raoul

Raol, Reuel, Rowl, Roul

Raoul's International Variations

Raul (Spanish)


Yara Says:


I like to pronounce it "Rowl" better than "Ra-ool".

shelly68 Says:


Reuel and Raoul are not the same name or meaning at all,

Catastroffy Says:


This is quite a handsome name.