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What does Rafel mean?

Rafel Pronunciation of Rafel [rafel] as a boys' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of Rafel is "God has healed". Rafel is an alternate form of Rafael (Spanish, Hebrew): variation of Raphael.


Rafel has 3 variants: Rafaelle, Rafal and Raffael.

8 more different relations via Rafael, Raphael: Rafa, Rafaello, Rafaelo, Rafe, Rafello, Rafer, Raffaelo and Ravel.

Creative forms:
(male) Ranfel, Refel, ..

(female) Rale, Ralee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rafel Brecken (R.B.), ..

How popular is Rafel?

Rafel is an unusual first name for men. Rafel is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Rafel (outside Top 2000) are Rafael (#294 a year ago), Raphael (#537) and Rafe (#1811). Other variants, like Rafaelle, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Rafel was widespread in the year 2006 (adoption of 0.1%) and has remained as widespread to this day (adoption 0.1%, down 3%). Raphael and Rafael are two of the more chic baby names here. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rafael, Rafe, Raphael in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cadel, Cael, Capel, Carel, Dael, Darel, Gael, Gamel, Hamel, Harel, Havel, Hazel, Jael, Jamel, Jarel, Kael, Kapel, Karel, Nagel, Pauel, Pavel, Pawel, Pazel, Rabee, Radek, Rae, Rafee, Raff, Raffi, Raffy, Rafi, Rafik, Rafiq, Ramey, Rancel, Randel, Randl (see Randall), Rane, Ranell, Raoul, Raul, Ravee, Raven, Raye, Raziel, Reuel, Rigel, Rodel, Ronel, Ruel, Sahel and Yael. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rafel.

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