Meaning and name origin
Raul \raul\ as a boy's 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 form: Raoul.
Raul is a very popular first name for males (#211 out of 1220, Top 17%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#79319 out of 88799, Top 89%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Raul for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Raul and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Raul (#423), Ralph and Raoul. (2014 statistics).
Raul is also pronounced similarly to Reuel, Roul, Rowl and Ruel. Other suggested similar baby names are Paul, Rawly and Saul. These names tend to be less commonly used than Raul.