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.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 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)
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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.