What does Rafe mean?
Rafe /rafe/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is pronounced rayf. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Rafe is "counsel of the wolf".
Rafe has 1 variant: Rafer.
Related boy name: Rafael.
Rafe has 19 more related forms via Ralph, Raphael: Falito, Rafael▲, Rafaelle, Rafaello, Rafaelo, Rafal, Rafel, Rafello, Raff, Raffael, Raffaello, Ralf, Raoul, Raphaello, Raphello, Raul▲, Ravel, Rolf and Rolph.Kreatif forms: Rafo, Ramfe, Rayfe. [more]
How popular is Rafe?
Rafe is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Rafe is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Rafael (#293 last year), Raul (#423), Raphael (#596), Rolf, Raoul and Ralph are the prominent related forms of Rafe (unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.4717%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.2813%, ▼40.4%), with the version Ralph becoming less fashionable. Raphael (#596), Rafael (#293) and Raul (#423) are three of the more chic names for newborns among these. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Rafe and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)