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pinWhat does Raoul mean?

Raoul /raoul/ as a boys' name is of French origin. Variant of Raul (Old English) "wolf counsel". Uncommon in the English-speaking world. Actor Raul Julia.


Raoul has 3 variants: Raul, Roul and Rowl.

Affiliated boy names: Ralph and Rudolph.

Raoul has 1 feminine form: Raoule.

Kreatif forms: Raoulley, Raoulra, Raraoul. [more]

pinHow popular is Raoul?

Raoul is a rare first name for men but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#139757 out of 150436, Top 93%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Raoul for boys. Raoul entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #739 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Birth Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Raoul name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Raoul and associated names. Ralph, Raul (#423 in recent rankings) and Rudolph are the prominent alternative forms of Raoul. Usage of these relations of Raoul reached its peak during the years 1930-1939 (average #364) and is now significantly lower (#855, 77%), with the versions Ralph and Rudolph becoming less fashionable. Raul has been the most prominent.

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

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

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Raoul is alike in pronunciation to Reuel, Rolle, Royal, Royle and Ruel. Other recommended similar baby names are Gamul, Paul, Poul, Rafal, Rafel, Randl, Raonull, Ravel and Saul. These names tend to be more frequently used than Raoul.