What does Raoul mean?
Raoul /raoul/ [2 sylls.] 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 1 feminine form: Raoule.Kreatif forms: Raoulley, Raoulra, Raraoul. [more]
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 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 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Raoul and associated names. Ralph, Raul (#423 in 2014) and Rudolph are the prominent alternative forms of Raoul. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.6353%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.1443%, ▼77.3%), with the versions Ralph and Rudolph becoming less fashionable. Raul (#423) is the most trendy boy name in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)