Rafael meaning

: God Has Healed

Rafael Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \r(a)-fael\
Number of People 👶 81,000
Rate in 2021 466
Numerology 🔢 7
Name origin 🌍 Mexican
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Rafael Name Meaning

The name Rafael means “he who has healed” or “he who has cured”. It is a name with a great religious connotation and that appears for the first time in the Holy Scriptures, specifically in the book of Tobias, as the archangel who healed this patriarch from his blindness. Since then, he has become a highly revered figure among believers of different religions.


Rafael Name Origin and History

Additional description of the name Rafael
Additional description of the name Rafael

Rafael is a name of Hebrew origin. It comes from the word “רפאל” which was later Latinized as “Rāp̄ā”. In any case, its translation is "he who heals" or "God heals you." Although it is an old name, its greatest popularity began in the Renaissance, thanks to the works of the Italian painter Raphael Sanzio.

Cool Info About Name Rafael

Additional name description Rafael
Additional name description Rafael


Popularity of the name Rafael

The name “ Rafael “ is the one that has been used as a popular name all around the world, but it might not be a common choice for parents living in California based on the researches in the year 1924. For instance, only 33 babies have the same name as your baby’s name in California in the year 1924.

Also a total of 174 new born babies also bear the same given name during that year in the United States of America. The highest recorded use of this name was in the year 2006 with a total pf 1701 babies. Since the year 1880 up to 2018, the same “ Rafael “ was recorded 70303 times in the SSA public database.

The first time this name appeared is related to the year 1880 and given to seven babies. Also the name “ Rafael “ became a popular and common one in the State of Arizona in the year 1910 and the all time high record for this name was in the year 1989 in the state of California with 388 baby boys. And for the past 50 years, the given name was recorded 63915 times in the SSA database.


Personality of the name Rafael

Here we have the letter analysis of the name “ Rafael “,

R is for relax, you know how !

A is for accomplished, in all that you do

F is for fabulous, yeas the fabulous you

A is for admirable, you certainly are

E is for elegant, born within you

L is for lively, your life is full energy

If you are named “ Rafael “, your heart’s desire knowledge. You are an idealistic analyzer and study things in depth. Solving problems, specially mental problems or physical puzzles are natural to you. There is a strong possibility that you are quite, reserved and shy. You might find id difficult to talk to or trust other people.


Famous people named Rafael

Rafael Nadal who is a professional tennis player and model

Rafael Benitez who is a football player and coach

Raphael who is a painter, sculptor and architect

Rafael Van Der Vaart who is a proffered soccer player

Rafael Correa who is a proffered politician and economist

Diminutives and variations of the name Raphael
Due to the importance and transcendence that this name has had in history, it has many associated variants and diminutives, such as:
Errapel, Rafa, Raphael, Rafii, Rafel, Rafel, Rafaelito

The name Rafael in other languages
Now, let's see how to write the name Rafael in other languages:
Basque: Errapel
German: Raphael
Catalan: Rafael or Rafel
French: Raphael
English: Raphael
Russian: Рафаэль
Italian: Raffaele or Raffaello
Polish: Rafał

Saint of Raphael's Day
The name day designates October 24 as the day of Saint Raphael, the patron saint of medicine, marriages and war mutilates.

Numerology of the name Rafael
Numerology associates to the name Rafael with the number 8 that has to do with balance, strength and rectitude in proceeding.

Similar names to the name Rafael

Rama, Radha, Ryan, Ray and Rachel

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Comments on the name Rafael
11/09/2023 09:38:42

i thing this name is especial because almost nobory has it and i thing i will love this anme that my mom give it to me with love

06/30/2023 09:31:22

Rafael is a beautiful, intriguing name. It's also the name of the love of my life. Wonderful name for a wonderful person. ^^

05/26/2023 16:20:52

Hey everyone my name is Rapheal and im a GIRL. My mom named me after a boys name'so that I would stand out and be different. She also named my sister Randale and my youngest sibling Rashelle we are the Everyone always mistakens me for a boy when I get phone calls ❤️ its quite funny. People have a hard time pronouncing my name correctly so I like being called Raph. ❤️

04/09/2023 07:35:08

i lubb dis name the boy da i like names lik da well people call hin "RAFELITO" but i dnt like it lol

03/24/2023 07:10:44

well, this is my name and people are ALWAYS telling me they love it!! especialy older people. but, mine is different from most. my mom combined mary and staci. taht is her'sisters names. its fun to see how people got their names!!

02/18/2023 09:24:02

Peple often spell my name lik my name is spelled Rafael and other people would spell it Rafeal or Raphael.

01/22/2023 06:26:12

It's a great name describes a very handsome, sexy man!!

12/21/2022 08:16:06

My baby nephew is Rafael. Born to an Aussie Mum and a Dad from El Salvador. So It's nice to have the'spanish heritage in his name. It will be good because there won't be 10 other Rafael's in his pre-school class (like Lachlan or Jack)

11/23/2022 20:11:38

I love my name! Its sounds like olden spanish royalty. I would never think to name me or my son anything but Rafale

10/26/2022 16:14:58

My new grandson is named Rafael (rah-fye-EL) and I think it is a wonderful name! Everyone I know really likes the meaning and the'sound of it.

10/01/2022 09:39:46

I like this name alot cause its my name. but gf calls me ralfy lol XD

12/21/2021 02:55:48

Hi I am called raphael I get shortened mamess like raph or raif or sometimes people call me ralph which I hate my name is so very special and at all times I ask people to announce my name as raphael (ref e l) to make it easier for them to ponounce it how I like it to be heard

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Rafael FAQs

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Rafael?
The origin of the name Rafael is Mexican.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Rafael?
God Has Healed
*️⃣ How many people are named Rafael?
Almost 81000 people are named Rafael.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Rafael?
The names of Elizabeth, Sarah, Francisco, Raymond, Michelle