What does Rafe mean?
Rafe [rafe] 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.Kreatif forms:
(male) Refe, Reyfe, ..
(female) Rase, Rava, ..
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)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Rafe for boys. Rafe reached its highest rank of #1340 in the U.S. in the year 2002, and is at #1635 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Rafael (#293 last year), Raul (#423), Raphael (#596), Ralph (#1037), Rolf and Raoul are the prominent related forms of Rafe (#1635 last year) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Rafe was common a century ago (adoption of 0.8%) and has become significantly less since (adoption 0.1%, ▼83%), with the version Ralph falling out of fashion. Raphael and Rafael are two of the more chic names for newborns among these.
Suggested similar names are Fife, Fyfe, Rab, Rabee, Rabi, Rad, Radek, Rae, Rafa, Rafee, Raffi, Raffy, Rafi, Rafik, Rafiq, Rahm, Rai, Raice, Rain, Raine, Raj, Raja, Ram, Rama, Ramey, Rami, Ramy, Rance, Rand, Rane, Range, Ras, Ravee, Raven, Ravi, Ray▼, Rayce, Raye, Rayne, Reade, Reave, Rene▼, Reve, Rice, Rike, Roane, Roe, Rolfe, Rome, Rowe, Rube, Rune, Rye and Ryne▼. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rafe.