Raife - boys name

Raife name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

Raife name meaning:

The name Raife is a variant of the name Ralph, which has Old Norse origins. Ralph comes from the Old Norse name Ráðúlfr, which is composed of two elements: "ráð" meaning "counsel" or "advice," and "úlfr" meaning "wolf." Therefore, the name Raife can be interpreted as "wolf counsel" or "wise wolf."

The wolf is often associated with intelligence, cunning, and loyalty, while counsel represents wisdom and guidance. As a result, the name Raife carries a strong and noble meaning, symbolizing someone who possesses wise guidance and perhaps even a bit of resourcefulness. It suggests an individual who is capable of offering astute advice and support to others, while also embodying the traits typically attributed to the wolf, such as strength and protectiveness.

Parents who choose the name Raife for their son may hope to inspire him to cultivate qualities such as wisdom, leadership, and loyalty throughout his life. The name Raife conveys a sense of strength, intelligence, and guidance, making it a meaningful choice for parents seeking a name that carries positive associations and embodies virtues they value.


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Overall UK ranking: 477 out of 4789

84 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (477)

Historical popularity of Raife

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