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What does Rafel mean?

Rafel Pronunciation of Rafel as a boys' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of Rafel is "God has healed". Rafel is an alternate form of Rafael (Spanish, Hebrew): form of Raphael.



VARIANTS Raffael, Rafal, Rafaelle

OTHER FORMS VIA RAFAEL, RAPHAEL Rafa, Rafaello, Rafaelo, Rafe, Rafello, Rafer, Raffaelo, Ravel

(male) Refel, ..

(female) Rale, ..

Rafel Eleazar (R.E.), ..

How popular is Rafel?

Rafel is an unusual first name for men. Rafel is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Rafel (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) are Rafael (#258 A YEAR AGO), Raphael (#527) and Rafe. Other variants, like Rafaelle, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Rafel was widespread in 2018 (ADOPTION OF 0.11%). Rafael and Raphael are two of the more chic baby names here. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Cadel, Cael, Capel, Carel, Dael, Darel, Gael, Gamel, Hamel, Harel, Havel, Hazel, Jael, Jamel, Jarel, Kael, Kapel, Karel, Nagel, Pauel, Pavel, Pawel, Pazel, Rabee, Radek, Rae, Rafee, Raff, Raffi, Raffy, Rafi, Rafik, Rafiq, Ramey, Rancel, Randel, Randl (see Randall), Rane, Ranell, Raoul, Raul, Ravee, Raven, Raye, Raziel, Reuel, Rigel, Rodel, Ronel, Ruel, Sahel and Yael. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rafel.

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