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Rafael Guijosa Castillo is a former Spanish handball player, and current manager of Iran national handball team. When playing for the Spanish national team, he won bronze medals both in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
cutenose  1/29/2017
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This is the name of an angel appearing in sixteen episodes of the 1994 TV series 'Touched by an Angel'. He is portrayed by American actor Alexis Cruz.
Feorsteorra  12/7/2016
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Hungarian pronunciation: RAW-faw-el.
HerculePoirot  8/26/2016
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Rafael Pereira da Silva commonly known as Rafael or Rafael da Silva, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for French club Lyon and the Brazil national team. He normally plays as a right-back, but can also play on the right side of midfield. Footballer Fábio/Fábio da Silva is his twin brother.
lilolaf  4/27/2016
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I knew a little boy with this name who went by Rafi (RAH-fee). Cute :)
― Anonymous User  6/15/2013
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Also used in Hungary. [noted -ed]
bathos  1/17/2011
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Rafael Van der Vaart is a Dutch football player who plays for Tottenham Hotspur.
madsta  12/11/2010
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This is also one of the spellings used in Irish. It's not used as a given name, as far as I know, but when referring to the archangel, the name is spelled either Rafael or Raiféal.
embryomystic  6/24/2010
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Rafael Nadal is a Spanish tennis player.
― Anonymous User  1/26/2010
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Also used in Croatia.
goricar  12/5/2009
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Pronounced RAH-fah-el in German. [noted -ed]
mafiosa  8/6/2009
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Rafael here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
_satu_  1/17/2008
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A famous bearer is Rafael Sabatini (1875 - 1950) a British/Italian writer of romance and adventure. His most famous book is 'Scaramouche: A Romance of the French Revolution'.
cmalory  12/25/2006
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Quite a mouthful.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2006
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Why hasn't anyone mentioned Rafael Nadal (French tennis Open winner)? According to me, he is the most well-known bearer.
bean  6/15/2006
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It's also commonly translated as "God heals".
Raphaelus  5/24/2006
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Well, I'm a Rafael. It's kind of common here in Latin America. I wish I had a slightly more original name. But it is manly, there are no similar words in Spanish like to make fun of it, perfect length, and I don't know ... it has like an Arabian spark to it. :) I say I'm ok with it.
Raphaelus  5/24/2006

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