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It's also commonly translated as "God heals".
-- Raphaelus  5/24/2006
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
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
Quite a mouthful.
-- Anonymous User  10/31/2006
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
Listen to the German pronunciation of Rafael here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
-- _satu_  1/17/2008
Pronounced RAH-fah-el in German. [noted -ed]
-- mafiosa  8/6/2009
Also used in Croatia.
-- goricar  12/5/2009
Rafael Nadal is a Spanish tennis player.
-- Anonymous User  1/26/2010
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
Rafael Van der Vaart is a Dutch football player who plays for Tottenham Hotspur.
-- madsta  12/11/2010
Also used in Hungary. [noted -ed]
-- bathos  1/17/2011
I knew a little boy with this name who went by Rafi (RAH-fee). Cute :)
-- Anonymous User  6/15/2013

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