Rafael - boys name

Rafael name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 96%

Rafael name meaning:

The name Rafael is of Hebrew origin and holds a significant meaning. It is derived from the Hebrew word "rapha'el," which can be broken down into two parts: "rapha," meaning "healer," and "el," meaning "God" or "divine." Therefore, the name Rafael can be interpreted as "God has healed" or "divine healer."

In various cultures and religions, Rafael is associated with health, protection, and guidance. It is often considered to be a powerful and auspicious name. Rafael is also commonly associated with the archangel Raphael, who is believed to be a divine healer and protector in Christian, Jewish, and Islamic traditions. As such, individuals named Rafael often possess attributes of compassion, empathy, and a natural inclination towards helping others.

Those with the name Rafael tend to be charismatic, confident, and have a strong sense of morality. They possess a natural ability to bring healing and comfort to those around them. Overall, the name Rafael carries a positive and uplifting connotation, symbolizing healing and the presence of divine protection.

Origin: Hebrew

Form of Raphael. God has healed.

Related names

Raphael , Rafael , Rafaela , Rafe , Raffaello , Rafi , Raphaela

Other boys names beginning with R


Overall UK ranking: 188 out of 4789

289 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

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  • Scotland (533)

Historical popularity of Rafael

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