Raife Name Meaning & Origin

Raife

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Origin of the name Ralph:

From the Old Norse Rađulfr, Rathulfr, a compound name composed of the elements rađ, rath (counsel) and ulfr (wolf). The name, introduced by the Scandinavians, was reinforced by the Normans, who brought in the Germanic cognate Radulf, which is from the elements rād (counsel) and wulf (wolf). The English developed their own cognate, Rædwulf, from the Old English elements ræd (counsel) and wulf (wolf). The name evolved into Rauf, Raff, and Rafe in the Middle Ages, Ralf in the 16th century, and Ralph in the 18th century.

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Raife (variant of Rafe) is an old, classic English, Scandinavian and German given name for a male, used in many countries across the world but most popular in English-speaking countries. It is of Old Norse origin (meaning "counsel of the wolf" or "wise wolf").

It can be of Irish origin (meaning "strong").

In Hebrew, it means "god has healed".

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Raife Burchall, Actor, V for Vendetta
Raife Gaskell, Pro Surfer
Raife Wellsted, British Philatelist
Raife Birchall, Musician, The Lightning Seeds

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