Rafe Name Meaning & Origin
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Variant spelling: Raife / Ralph
Short for Rafael
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When reading it, people usually pronounce it RAH-fee or rhyme it with "cafe." When I say it aloud, people hear "Ray" or "Race." I didn't expect it to be such an issue. It's a phonetic spelling, rhymes with "safe," and is the name of a famous actor, Ralph Fiennes. But I still love the name!
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He gets Rastus, Rufus, etc!
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1) Phonetic spelling of Ralph (as pronounced in Britain, at least until 20th century)
2) Short form of names such as Raphael, Rafferty
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Rafe McCawley in "Pearl Harbor" (played by Ben Affleck)
Raife Burchall, Actor, V for Vendetta
Raife Gaskell, Pro Surfer
Raife Wellsted, British Philatelist