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What does Ravel mean?

Ravel Pronunciation of Ravel [rav-el] as a name for boys is of Hebrew origin, and the name Ravel means "healing God". Ravel is a version of Raphael (Hebrew).

Associated with: healing (life).


7 different relations via Raphael: Rafael, Rafaelo, Rafal, Rafe, Rafel, Rafello and Raffael.

Creative forms:
(male) Raiel, Ranel, ..

(female) Ravley, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ravel Nate (R.N.), ..

How popular is Ravel?

Ravel is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#59293 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Ravel (not ranked) are Rafael (#294 via latest list), Rafe (#1811) and Raphael (#537). These relations of Ravel reached the top of their popularity in the year 2006 (usage of 0.1%) and have remained as common to this day (usage 0.1%, 3%). Rafael and Raphael are two of the more chic baby names among these. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rafael, Rafe, Raphael in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Avel, Cadel, Cael, Capel, Carel, Carvel, Dael, Darel, Daviel, Fayvel, Flavel, Gael, Gamel, Gavrel, Hamel, Harel, Havel, Hazel, Hevel, Jael, Jamel, Jarel, Kael, Kapel, Karel, Lovel, Manvel, Marvel, Nagel, Pauel, Pavel, Pawel, Pazel, Rabee, Radek, Rae, Rafee, Rafer, Ramey, Rancel, Randel, Randl (see Randall), Rane, Ranell, Raoul, Raul, Ravee, Raven, Ravi, Raye, Rayven, Raziel, Reave, Reuel, Reve, Rigel, River, Rives, Rodel, Ronel, Rover, Ruel, Sahel and Yael. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ravel.

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