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Rafe meaning and name origin
Rafe \r(a)-fe\ as a boy's name is pronounced rayf. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Rafe is "counsel of the wolf". From Raedwulf. The wolf is known for being crafty. Also used as a short form of Ralph or Raphael.Rafe has 1 variant form: Rafer.
For more information, see also the related name Rafael. Baby names that sound like Rafe are Rafa, Rafi, Rafee and Raff.
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Popularity of Rafe
Rafe is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
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