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What does Rafaela mean?

Rafaela Pronunciation of Rafaela [rafaela] as a girls' name is pronounced rah-fah-AY-lah. It is of Spanish origin. Feminine of Raphael. See Raphaela.


12 relations via Raphaela: Rafa, Rafaelia, Rafella, Rafelle, Raffaela, Raffaele, Raffaella, Raphaella, Raphella, Refaella, Refella and Rephaela.

Creative forms:
(female) Rafaeca, Refaela, ..


Middle name pairings:
Rafaela Finley (R.F.), ..

How popular is Rafaela?

Rafaela is a very prominent first name for women (#1163 out of 4276, Top 27%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Rafaela reached its apex position of #1159 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rafaela name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Raffaela is the only other popular alternative form of Rafaela rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Rafaela reached its most widespread during the years 1910-1919 (average #1492).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rafaela, Raffaela in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Caela, Camala, Camela, Carmela, Damalla, Dangela, Daniela, Harela, Harrela (see Harela), Jakayla, Jameela, Jamela, Janela, Kaala, Kaela, Karmela, Laela, Macaela, Mahala, Mahalla, Makayla, Manuela, Marcela, Mariela, Marvela, Micaela, Mihaela, Mikaela, Nabeela, Natala, Pamala, Pamalla, Pamela, Pammela, Rachael, Rachel, Rachele, Racheli, Rachell, Radilla, Radmila, Raeanna, Raedell, Raelena, Raella, Rafah, Rahel, Raizel, Rakel, Ramoena (see Ramona), Raoula, Raquel, Raquela, Raquella, Rasheda, Rashell, Raula, Ravena, Rayana, Rayanna, Rayla, Raynell, Rayzel, Raziela, Raziella, Rexalla, Richela, Romala, Royalla (see Royale), Rufeena, Samala, Samuela, Shaela, Tangela and Tanjela (see Tangela). These names tend to be less frequently used than Rafaela.

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