What does Raffaele mean?
Raffaele /raf-fae-le/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls. Raffaele's root is Hebrew, and the name Raffaele means "God heals". Raffaele is an alternate spelling, with the prefix Raf-, of Raphaela (Hebrew): feminine of Raphael.
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)
The only prominent related form of Raffaele (not ranked) rated in the Top 1000 is Rafaela. Forms like Rephayelle are uncommon. This girl name was at the height of its popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.436%) and is now significantly less widespread, with Rafaela becoming less trendy. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Raffaele and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)