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pinWhat 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".

From Raedwulf. The wolf is known for being crafty. Also used as a short form of Ralph or Raphael.


Rafe has 1 variant: Rafer.

Related boy name: Rafael.

Rafe has 12 more related forms via Ralph, Raphael: Rafael, Rafaelo, Rafal, Rafel, Rafello, Raff, Raffael, Ralf, Raoul, Raul, Ravel and Rolf.

Kreatif forms: Rafo, Ramfe, Rayfe. [more]

pinHow 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 relations of Rafe was common during the years 1920-1929 (adoption of 0.47%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.28%, 40.4%), with the version Ralph becoming less fashionable. Raphael, Rafael and Raul are three of the more chic names for newborns among these. Displayed below is a comparison of the history of Rafe and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rafael, Ralph, Raoul, Raphael, Raul, Rolf in U.S.

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

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Suggested similar baby 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.