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Meaning and name origin

Rafaela \r(a)-fae-la\ as a girl's name is pronounced rah-fah-AY-lah. It is of Spanish origin. Feminine of Raphael. See Raphaela.


Rafaela is a very popular first name for females (#1163 out of 4276, Top 27%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rafaela for girls. Rafaela reached its highest rank of #564 in the U.S. in 1900-1909 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rafaela name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rafaela outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rafaela is also pronounced similarly to Rafaelia, Rafella, Raffaela, Raffaella and Refaella. Another suggested similar baby name is Raffaele. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rafaela.