Gender Masculine
Scripts רָפָאֵל(Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. ra-fa-EHL(Spanish, European Portuguese)
ha-fa-EW(Brazilian Portuguese)

Meaning & History

Form of Raphael in various languages. A famous bearer is the Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal (1986-).

Related Names

VariantsRaffael, Raphael(German)
DiminutivesRafa(Spanish) Rafinha(Portuguese)
Feminine FormsRafaela(Spanish) Rafaela(Portuguese)
Other Languages & CulturesRafayel(Armenian) Raphael(Biblical) Rhaphael(Biblical Greek) Rafa'el(Biblical Hebrew) Raphael(Biblical Latin) Rafaël, Raf(Dutch) Raphael(English) Raphaël(French) Rafail(Greek) Raffaele, Raffaello(Italian) Rafał(Polish) Rafail(Russian)
Same SpellingRafa'el, Rafaël
User SubmissionRafaèl


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Croatia: September 29
Hungary: June 20
Spain: September 29
Sweden: March 24


Entry updated January 21, 2022