What does Raoul mean?
Raoul has 1 feminine form: Raoule.Creative forms:
(male) Raoley, ..
(female) Rala, .. Middle name pairings:
Raoul Alvin (R.A.), ..
How 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)
Raoul reached its peak rank of #1051 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Ralph (#1075 in recent rankings), Raul (#442) and Rudolph are the prominent alternative forms of Raoul. Usage of these relations of Raoul reached its peak during the years 1910-1919 (average #464) and is now significantly lower, with versions like Ralph becoming less fashionable.
Raoul is alike in pronunciation to Reuel, Rolle, Royal▲, Royle and Ruel. Other recommended names are Gamul (see Gamal), Paul▼, Poul, Rafal, Rafel, Randl (see Randall), Raonull, Ravel and Saul. These names tend to be more frequently used than Raoul.