What does Rafa mean?
(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)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.