[ 3 syll. ra-fae(l), raf-a-el ] The baby girl name Rafael is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced Raa-Faa-EHL (Spanish) †. Rafael has its origins in the Hebrew language. Rafael is a form of the name Rafaelle.
Rafael is not popular as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. Rafael has mainly been a boy name in the last century.
Baby names that sound like Rafael include Rafaele, Raphael, Raphaele, Raphaelle (French), Rivali, Rafaela (German), Raffaele, Raffaella (Italian), Raphaela (English and German), Rephaela, Robelle, and Rupal (Indian).
† Pronunciation for Rafael: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"