Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Rafael (#294 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) and Raphael (#537) are the prominent varying forms of Raffaello (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). Adoption of these forms of Raffaello was widespread 9 years ago (USAGE OF 0.1%) and has remained as widespread to this day (USAGE 0.09%, ▼7%). Rafael has generally been preferred by parents, although Raphael seems to be gaining favor too. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Capello, Carmello, Gabriello, Karmello, Marcello, Rafal, Rafel, Raffarty (see Rafferty), Rafferty, Rancell, Randall▼, Randell▼, Ranell, Raynaldo, Raynell, Ronello and Samuello. These names tend to be more frequently used than Raffaello.See names in meaning and etymology.