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What does Raul mean?

Raul Pronunciation of Raul [raul] as a boys' name is pronounced rah-OOL. It is of Spanish origin. Variant of Ralph. Raoul is a French form. Actor Raul Julia.


Raul has 1 variant: Raoul.

6 more related forms via Ralph, Raoul: Rafe, Raff, Ralf, Rolf, Roul and Rowl.

Creative forms:
(male) Radul, Rauel, ..

(female) Rala, Rale, ..

Middle name pairings:
Raul Frank (R.F.), ..

How popular is Raul?

Raul is a very popular first name for men (#211 out of 1220, Top 17%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#42437 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Raul was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #199 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is at #442 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raul name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Ralph (#1075 from recent data), Rafe (#1811), Rolf and Raoul are the popular varying forms of Raul (#442 from recent data) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Raul was at its highest during the years 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.8%) and has become significantly reduced since (adoption 0.1%, 93.8% less), with the version Ralph becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raul, Rafe, Ralph, Raoul, Rolf in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Raul is alike in pronunciation to Reuel, Rolle, Royal, Royall, Royle and Ruel. Other suggested similar names are Gamul (see Gamal), Jul, Paul, Poul, Rab, Rabi, Rad, Radd, Radly, Rae, Rafa, Rafal, Rafel, Rafi, Rahm, Rai, Rain, Raj, Raja, Ram, Rama, Rami, Ramy, Rand, Randl (see Randall), Rane, Ras, Ravel, Ravi, Rawly, Ray, Raye, Ruy, Ryu, Ryun, Ryuu, Saul and Shaul. These names tend to be less commonly used than Raul.