Raul - Meaning of Raul
[ 2 syll. rau(l), ra-ul ] The baby boy name Raul is pronounced Rae-UWL in Italian †. Raul is of Germanic origin. It is used mainly in the English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish languages. Raul is a derivative of the English and German Ralph.
Raul is an all-time favorite. Today it is still rather popular as a baby boy name, but not to the degree it was previously. The name jumped in popularity from the 1900s up to the 1990s. At the modest height of its usage in 1995, 0.075% of baby boys were given the name Raul. It was #200 in rank then. The baby name has seen a drop in frequency since then. In 2018, it ranked at #514 with a usage of 0.028%, but it was nonetheless the most popular within all boy names in its family. Raul was thrice as popular as the next ranked name, Ralph, in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Raul: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"
Details of famous persons named Raul:
Actor Raul Julia, born Raul Rafael Carlos Julia y Arcelay 9 March 1940 - 24 October 1994, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Politician Raul Castro, born 3 June 1931, Biran, Cuba.