Rafael - Meaning of Rafael
[ 3 syll. ra-fae(l), raf-a-el ] The baby boy name Rafael is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is Raa-Faa-EHL (Spanish) †. Rafael is largely used in the German, Hebrew, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish languages, and its origin is Hebrew. Rafael is a variant of the name Raphael (English, French, German, and Hebrew).
Raffael (German, Portuguese, and Spanish variant spelling) is a form of Rafael.
Rafael is a popular baby name for boys. The name's popularity jumped from the 1900s up to the 2000s; before that, it was of occasional use only. At the modest peak of its usage in 2006, 0.077% of baby boys were given the name Rafael. Its ranking then was #217. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.072% and its ranking #258, but it was nonetheless the most popular out of all boy names in its group. In 2018, Rafael was thrice as popular as the subsequent ranked name, Raphael. In the past century Rafael has predominantly been a baby boy name.
Baby names that sound like Rafael include Rafaele, Raffaelo, Raffello, Raphael, Refael, Rephael, Rafaello, Rafaelo, Raffaele, Raffaello, Raphaello, Rabul, Rabule, Rafeal, Raffael, Raphale, Rapheal, Raphiel, Rebele, and Rebell.
† 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)"
A famous person named Rafael is Tennis Player, Rafael Nadal, born Rafael Nadal-Parera, 3 June 1986, Manacor, Mallorca, Spain.