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What does Raffaela mean?

Raffaela Pronunciation of Raffaela [raf-faela] as a girls' name is a Hebrew name, and the name Raffaela means "God heals". Raffaela is a version of Raphaela (Hebrew): feminine of Raphael.


Raffaela has 10 variants: Rafaela, Rafaelia, Rafella, Raffaella, Raphaella, Raphayella, Raphella, Refaella, Refella and Rephaela.

1 more alternative form via Raphaela: Raffaele.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Raffaela Viviana (R.V.), ..

How popular is Raffaela?

Raffaela is an unusual given name for females. Raffaela is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Raffaela was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its top position of #1638 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Rafaela is the only other prominent alternative form of Raffaela. Other forms, like Rephaela, are uncommon. These forms of Raffaela were popular as baby names a century ago (median #1492).

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Caela, Camala, Candela, Carmalla, Carmiela (see Carmel), Carniela, Fadheela (see Fadila), Gavraila, Kaala, Karmela, Karniela, Laela, Macaela, Maffalda, Magdala, Mahalla, Makayla, Marcela, Marisela, Marsala, Maryzela, Mechaela, Micaela, Michaela, Mikaela, Mychaela, Nabeela, Pamala, Pamalla, Pamela, Panfila, Panfyla (see Panphila), Rachael, Rachana, Rachanna, Racheli, Racquel, Racquell, Radmila, Radmilla, Raeanna, Raechel, Raelena, Rafelle, Rahel, Raisabel, Ranae, Raoula, Raphaelle, Raquel, Raquela, Raquella, Rashanda, Rasheda, Rasheeda, Rashell, Raula, Rayana, Rayanna, Raychel, Raynell, Rayzel, Raziela, Raziella, Rexalla, Richela, Romala, Rufeena, Ruffina, Samala, Sammala, Samuela, Shaela, Tanjela (see Tangela) and Tanngela (see Tangela). These names tend to be more frequently used than Raffaela.

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