Rafferty - boys name

Rafferty name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 96%

Rafferty name meaning:

The name Rafferty is of Irish origin and holds several meanings. One interpretation is that it is derived from the Gaelic surname Ó Raithbheartaigh, which means "prosperity wielder" or "wealthy ruler." This suggests a sense of leadership and success associated with the name. Another meaning is that Rafferty may be a variation of the Old Norse name Ráfr, which means "raven." Ravens have long been regarded as intelligent and adaptable creatures, symbolizing wisdom and insight. Thus, the name Rafferty could also signify these traits.

When given to a boy, the name Rafferty embodies strength, ambition, and wisdom. It carries connotations of prosperity and leadership, hinting at a bright future ahead. Furthermore, the association with the raven adds depth to the name, suggesting a connection to wisdom and intuition. Rafferty can be seen as a powerful and distinctive choice, representing a boy who is destined to achieve greatness and make an impact in the world.

Origin: Irish

Rich, prosperous.

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Overall UK ranking: 208 out of 4789

255 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (533)

Historical popularity of Rafferty

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