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Rafael Meaning


What does Rafael mean?

The name Rafael is of Spanish origin.

The meaning of Rafael is "G-d has healed".

Rafael is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ra-fay-el.

The Given Name Rafael

Rafael is a form of Raphael. See Raphael for further details.

Rafael is a great choice for parents looking for a more popular name.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

Wrap it up and take it home, Rafael may just be the name you're looking for.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Rafael Arnaiz Baron, and Rafael da Silva.

Rafael Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 291 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,232 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 293 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,222 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Rafael sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Rafael Name Popularity Page.

Rafael Related Names

Rafael is a form of Raphael.

Rafael has the diminutive (nickname) Rafa.

Famous Rafaels

  • Rafael ~ 1 hurricane
  • Rafael Arnaiz Baron ~ Saint
  • Rafael da Silva ~ Soccer Player
  • Rafael Erich ~ Finnish Prime Minister (1920-1921)
  • Rafael Guizar y Valencia ~ Saint
  • Rafael Marquez ~ Soccer Player
  • Rafael Nadal ~ Tennis Player
  • Rafael Paasio ~ Finnish Prime Minister (1966-1968; 1972)
  • Rafael Sabatini ~ Writer
  • Rafael van der Vaart ~ Soccer Player

Rafael Numerology

What will your new littleRafael be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Rafael Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Rafael in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Rafael.

Just for fun, see the name Rafael in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Rafael in Nautical Flags page.