Rafael: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Rafael

Rafael

Pronunciation: rah-fiy-EHL (key)

Origin of the name Rafael:

A cognate of the Hebrew Refael, a derivative of refāēl (God has healed). The name is borne in the Bible by an archangel and messenger of God mentioned in the apocryphal books of Enoch and Tobit.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Fello, Rafa, Raphael

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Rafa, Rafail, Ralph, Fello

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Rafael Martos Sanchez, birth name of Spanish singer known as Raphael
Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player
Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, soccer player known as Pichichi.
Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador

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