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What does Rafal mean?

Rafal Pronunciation of Rafal [rafal] as a name for boys is a Hebrew name, and the meaning of the name Rafal is "healing God". Rafal is an alternate form of Raphael (Hebrew).

Associated with: healing (life).


Rafal has 4 variants: Rafael, Rafaelle, Rafel and Raffael.

5 more relations via Raphael: Rafaello, Rafaelo, Rafe, Rafello and Ravel.

Creative forms:
(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)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended 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.

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