What does Rafal mean?
Associated with: healing (life).
(male) Radfal, Rowfal, ..
(female) Rafae, Rala, .. Middle name pairings:
Rafal Victor (R.V.), ..
How popular is Rafal?
Rafal is an uncommon given name for males but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#86341 out of 150436, Top 57%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Rafal (outside Top 2000) are Rafael (#294 from recent data), Raphael (#537) and Rafe (#1811). Other forms, like Rafaelo, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Rafal was widespread among parents 9 years ago (median #966) and has remained as widespread to this day (#880, ▼3%). Rafael has been the overall favorite, although Raphael seems to be getting popular too. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Danal, Gamal, Hamal, Jalal, Jamal▼, Kamal, Laval, Magal, Natal, Rafa, Rafee, Rafer, Raff, Raffi, Raffy, Rafi, Rafik, Rafiq, Raham, Raja, Rajah, Rajan, Rama, Ranald, Randal▼, Randl (see Randall), Raoul, Raul, Ronal and Royal▲. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rafal.See names in meaning and etymology.