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What does Raff mean?

Raff /raff/ as a name for boys is of Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Raff is "wolf counsel". Raff is a version of Ralph (Old English) with the suffix -ff.

Associated with: old english, wolf, counsel


Raff has 1 variant: Rafe.

Raff has 4 more different relations via Ralph: Ralf, Raoul, Raul and Rolf.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Rave, Reeff, ..

(female) Raffah, Raffra, ..

How popular is Raff?

Raff is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#16480 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Rafe (#1635 last year), Ralph (#1037), Raoul, Raul (#423) and Rolf are the prominent alternative forms of Raff (not in Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Raff was at its most widespread 104 years ago (usage of 0.8%) and is now much reduced (usage 0.1%, 93% less), with the form Ralph becoming less stylish. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Raff and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rafe, Ralph, Raoul, Raul, Rolf in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Biff, Duff, Jeff, Olaff, Rab, Rabi, Rad, Rae, Rafa, Rafal, Rafee, Rafel, Rafer, Raffi, Raffy, Rafi, Rafik, Rafiq, Rahm, Rai, Rain, Raj, Raja, Ram, Rama, Rami, Ramy, Rand, Rane, Ras, Ravi, Ray and Raye. These names tend to be more frequently used than Raff.