Gender: Female Meaning of Raphaela: "God has healed" Origin of Raphaela: Hebrew, feminine variation of Raphael

Raphaela Origin and Meaning

The name Raphaela is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God has healed".

A euphonious and lovely name with a dark-eyed, long-flowing-haired image, Raphaela is, like Gabriella and Isabella, beginning to be drawn into the American mainstream.

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Raphaela's International Variations

Rafya, Rafia, Raphia (Hebrew) Raffelle, Rafaella, Rafaila (French) Rafela, Rafelia, Rafiela (Spanish) Rafaly (Polish)


renaissancetoni Says:


Oh same! She also went by raffy, definitely adorable!!

stellarvra99 Says:


Oh yes, because she got to choose her name lol

paulapuddephatt Says:


Stunning name

Lizzy Lou Says:


You mean for a middle name, or possible future siblings?

thesaltypeach Says:


I love this name so much, but I don't know what names I could pair with it.

Wittyusername103 Says:


This name makes me a hypocrite.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


I met a cute little girl called Raphaela. She had a nickname of Raphy/Raffy and I thought it was adorable lol.

PrudenceA Says:


It's a name I love the most but sadly due to pronunciation issues, I used it for my daughters middle name. I often wished I used it for her first name.

Margot_86 Says:


I know. A lot of people give it an Irish (or is it a Scottish spelling?) with variations like, McKayla or MacKayla. That looks a little too trendy to me, but it's their kids.

Margot_86 Says:


LOL. Who upvotes themselves (besides you)? Did your parents let you pick your own name as a newborn?

Margot_86 Says:


Agreed. The name looks preachy after you've read the definition.

Margot_86 Says:


If Michaela was the name her parents chose for her, she probably had little control over it and wouldn't have chosen it for herself. A lot of people don't go through the trouble of having their names legally changed when they reach adulthood anyway. But, if I really disliked the Biblical ties to Michaela and still wanted to keep the sound of that name, I'd spell it McKayla instead.

Genesis Says:


When I think of the name Raphael, I think of the Ninja Turtles, not the bible.

Michaela Says:


True, however Michael is a lot more mainstream (when you see Michael you don't instantly think of the bible) and so is Michaela. Raphael is a little more exclusive. I love it when people use it, it's just I personally like names that don't have much connection to the Bible. Also I didn't choose to be named Michaela :(

Genesis Says:


Love this name!

Genesis Says:


How is this too religious for you, when your name is Michaela? Which is the feminine of Michael, who was an archangel? Yeah Hokay.

Michaela Says:


Gorgeous. Too biblical for me, but gorgeous nevertheless.

AriellaBar Says:


Strong, feminine, and gorgeous. My grandfather was a Rafael from Poland. I'd love to use it but can never think of a middle name that goes well.

kendelbell Says:


I'm more fond of Raphael, opposed to Raphaela.

Guest Says:


Raph-eye-ella is the correct way

AmaliaJane90 Says:


I like this name pronounced Raph-ay-ella but not sure if it's the correct pronunciation...

tori101 Says:


This name is so strong and elegant.

Guest Says:


I loooooove this name. It's so sensual and evocative!

EryGasai Says:


Lovely name. I really like its sound.