Origin:Mexican
Popularity:455
Meaning:God has healed
Rafael is the Spanish and Portuguese spelling of the masculine Hebrew name, Raphael (Rafa'el), 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

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