US Popularity:445
Other Origin(s):Roman, Spanish, Portuguese
Meaning:God has healed
Rafael is the Spanish and Portuguese spelling of the masculine Hebrew name, Raphael, meaning “God has healed.” This charming Latino title exudes romance and will suit a suave personality like baby's. In major Western religions like Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Raphael is an archangel and a master at healing. This timeless name dates back to before 1350 BC and has unsurprisingly remained a popular choice for parents to this day. Whether you wish to honor your beliefs or love its sophisticated and alluring appeal, Rafael is an obvious choice for baby.

Famous People Named Rafael

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  • Rafael Nadal
    Tennis Player

Rafael Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Rafael is currently #539 on The Bump
Boy:Rafael is currently #153 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Rafael is currently #445 in U.S. births
Boy:Rafael is currently #154 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 3
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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