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What does Raffael mean?

Raffael Pronunciation of Raffael [raf-fael] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the name Raffael means "healing God". Raffael is a version of Raphael (Hebrew).

Associated with: healing (life).


Raffael has 4 variants: Rafael, Rafaelle, Rafal and Rafel.

5 more alternative forms via Raphael: Rafaello, Rafaelo, Rafe, Raffaello and Ravel.

Creative forms:
(male) Rayfael, Rufael, ..


Middle name pairings:
Raffael Aubrey (R.A.), ..

How popular is Raffael?

Raffael is an unusual given name for men. Raffael is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Raffael (not ranked) are Rafael (#294 in 2015), Raphael (#537) and Rafe (#1811). Other variants, like Rafel, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Raffael reached its apex in the year 2006 (median #966) and has remained as widespread to this day (#880, down 3%). Rafael has historically been preferred by parents, though Raphael has grown popular as well. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cadfael, Jamael, Rafa, Rafee, Rafer, Raff, Raffaelo, Raffarty (see Rafferty), Raffi, Raffy, Rancel, Randal, Randall, Randel, Rashae, Raziel and Samael. These names tend to be more commonly used than Raffael.

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