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Rafa (boy)

What does Rafa mean?

Rafa Pronunciation of Rafa [rafa] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Rafa) means "God has healed". Rafa is an alternate form of Rafael (Spanish, Hebrew): transcription of Raphael.


3 alternative forms via Rafael: Rafe, Rafel and Rafer.

Creative forms:
(male) Ranan, Rato, ..

(female) Rala, Raphi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rafa Javen (R.J.), ..

How popular is Rafa?

Rafa is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#129619 out of 150436, Top 86%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Rafa (unlisted) are Rafael (#294 a year ago) and Rafe (#1811). These forms of Rafa were favored as birth names in the year 2006 (adoption of 0.1%) and are almost as popular today (adoption 0.1%, 18% less). Rafael has been the overall favorite. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rafael, Rafe in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rafa is pronounced similarly to Rafee, Raffi, Raffy and Rafi. Other suggested similar names are Alfa, Rab, Rabi, Rad, Radd, Rae, Rafal, Raff, Rafik, Rafiq, Raham, Rahm, Rai, Rain, Raj, Raja, Rajah, Rajan, Ralf, Ram, Rama, Rami, Ramy, Rand, Rane, Ras, Raul, Ravi, Ray and Raye. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rafa.

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