What does Raffaele mean?
Raffaele [raf-faele] as a name for girls has its root in Hebrew, and the name Raffaele means "God heals". Raffaele is an alternate spelling, with the prefix Raf-, of Raphaela (Hebrew): feminine of Raphael.
(female) Rafaele, Refaele, ..
(male) Raffaeley, Rafley, ..
How popular is Raffaele?
Raffaele is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#24598 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Raffaele (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Raffaela and Rafaela. Other forms, like Raffaella, are uncommon. These relations of Raffaele were at the height of their popularity 105 years ago. Below is a graphed analysis of the ranking of the girl name Raffaele and related names. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Recommended names are Baseele (see Basilia), Bazeele, Danele, Daniele, Dariele (see Daria), Gabriele, Hannele, Lauralle (see Laurel), Marcele, Marlele, Marvele, Michaele, Natale, Natalle, Pascale, Pascalle, Rachael▼, Rachel▼, Rachelce, Rachele, Racheli, Rachell, Rachelle▼, Racquel, Racquell, Raeanne, Raechel, Raechell, Raedell, Raelaine, Raelee, Raelene, Raene, Rafa, Rafah, Rafella, Rahel, Rainee, Rainelle, Raisabel, Raizel, Rajanae, Rajanee, Rakel, Ramee, Ranae, Randee, Randelle, Randene, Ranee, Ranelle, Ranielle, Raoule, Raphaella, Raquel▼, Raquela, Raquelle, Rashell, Rashelle, Raychel, Raychelle, Raylene, Raynee, Raynell, Raynelle, Rayzel, Raziela, Refaella, Rephaela (see Raphaela), Richele, Rochele, Royale, Royalle, Rozele (see Rosalie) and Samale. These names tend to be more frequently used than Raffaele.See names in meaning and etymology.