What does Raoul mean?
Raoul has 1 feminine form: Raoule.Creative forms:
(male) Raoley, Raoulley, ..
(female) Rala, Raoulla, .. Middle name pairings:
Raoul Jordy (R.J.), ..
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)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Raoul for boys. 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. Below is a graphed study of the popularity of Raoul and associated 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.