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Raphael Meaning


What does Raphael mean?

The name Raphael is of Hebrew and French origin.

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

Raphael is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ra-fay-el.

The Given Name Raphael

Pronounced "Ra-fah-el" it is the original biblical Hebrew form of the anglicized "Ra-fea-el". It derives from the Hebrew elements rapha meaning "heal" and el meaning "G-d". Raphael is an archangel in the Book of Tobit which is a book in the Catholic version of the Old Testament.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Raphael Sbarge.

Raphael Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 533 in baby name popularity for boys with 547 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 536 in baby name popularity for boys with 530 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

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

Raphael Related Names

Variants of the name Raphael include Rephael.

The names Rafael, Rafaela, Rafaella, Rafal, Rafela, Raffaela, Raffaele, Raffaella, Raffaello, Raphaela, Raphaella are all forms of Raphael.

Famous Raphaels

  • Raphael ~ Artist
  • Raphael Sbarge ~ Actor

Raphael Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Raphael.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Raphael Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Raphael.

Just for fun, see the name Raphael 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 Raphael in Nautical Flags page.