What does Raoul mean?
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 Birth Names, 2014)
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.
Thinking of names?
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.