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What does Raffaele mean?

Raffaele Pronunciation of 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 of Raphaela (Hebrew): feminine of Raphael.


Raffaele has 3 variants: Rafelle, Raphaelle and Rephayelle.

4 more alternative forms via Raphaela: Rafaela, Rafaelia, Raffaela and Raffaella.

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Middle name pairings:
Raffaele Taelynn (R.T.), ..

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. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

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.

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