Raphael: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Raphael

Raphael

Pronunciation: rah-fiy-EHL (key)

Origin of the name Raphael:

Derived from the Hebrew Refael, a name derived from refā'ēl (God has healed).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Rafa, Rafael, Rafe, Rafer, Raffaele, Raffi, Raph

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Nicknames for Raphael: | Edit

Raph, Raphy, Raffi, Rafe, Rafer, Rafa, Rafi

Meanings and history of the name Raphael: | Edit

Raphael is Hebrew for "G-d Heals." It is biblical in origin. It is the name of one of the angels.

Famous real-life people named Raphael: | Edit

Raphael Sanzio, Renaissance painter
Raphael of Brooklyn, saint of the Orthodox Church.
Raphael Semmes, Rear Admiral in the Confederate States Navy during the U.S. civil war.

Raphael in song, story & screen: | Edit

Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Raphael Ramirez, character portrayed by Cristián de la Fuente in the television show "In Plain Sight."
Raphael the archangel from the show Supernatural

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