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What does Rafferty mean?

Rafferty Pronunciation of Rafferty [raf-fer-ty] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Rafferty is "prosperity wielder".

Associated with: irish.


Rafferty has 3 variants: Raferty, Raffarty and Raffertey.

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Middle name pairings:
Rafferty Leonel (R.L.), ..

How popular is Rafferty?

Rafferty is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#3595 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Rafferty has not been recorded in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rafferty name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rafferty outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Berty, Docherty, Doherty, Douherty (see Doherty), Jefferey, Jeffery, Marty, Radbert, Radferd, Radford, Radfurd (see Radford), Radley, Rafael, Rafaelle, Rafaello, Rafaelo, Rafe, Rafee, Rafel, Rafello, Rafer, Raff, Raffael, Raffaello, Raffaelo, Raffi, Raffy, Rainart, Rainer, Ramey, Ramsey, Ramzey, Randey, Ranger, Ranier, Ranieri, Raniero, Ranjeet, Rawley, Rayder, Rayford, Rayment, Rayner, Rickert, Robert, Roberto, Roxbert, Rufford (see Ruford), Rupert and Ruperto. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rafferty.