Rafe name popularity, meaning and originName Popularity: 96%
Rafe name meaning:
The meaning of the name Rafe falls into two camps depending on the origin. In northern Europe, i.e. Britain, Scandinavia or Germany it is of Old Norse origin and means "wise wolf" or counsel of the wolf".
In southern Europe and in Hebrew the name is likely to be a short form of Raphael / Rafael. This is the name of one of the archangels from the Bible and comes from the Hebrew 'God has healed'.
Related namesRaphael , Rafael , Rafaela , Rafe , Raffaello , Rafi , Raphaela
Overall UK ranking: 213 out of 4789
248 recorded births last year
Change in rank
- Scotland (533)
Ranking for this name in various UK regions
Historical popularity of Rafe
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