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What does Raff mean?

Raff \r(a)-ff\ as a name for boys is of Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Raff is "wolf counsel". Raff is a derivative of Ralph (Old English). Seldom used as a name for boys.


Raff has 1 variant: Rafe.

Raff has 5 more different forms via Ralph: Ralf, Raoul, Raul, Rolf and Rolph.


Raff is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#16037 out of 88799, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ralph, Raoul, Raul (#423 last year) and Rolf are the prominent alternative forms of Raff (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names was at its most widespread during 1950-1959 and is now much lower, with the form Ralph becoming less stylish. Raul (#423) is the most trendy boy name in this list. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Raff and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Rab, Rabi, Rafa, Rafee, Raffi, Raffy, Rafi and Ravi. Like Raff, these names are not frequently used.