First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Arafa

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Alt. Meaning

A is for animated, let your energetic spirit shine

R is for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

F is for favorite, everyone's best friend.

A is for acts, the daily acts of kindness shown to others

Notable Persons Named Arafa

Arafa El-Sayed is an athlete for the Tala'ea El-Gaish SC, El Gouna FC, and Zamalek SC. Arafa was born on October 23rd, 1988 in Faiyum.


Arafa Nakuaa is a soccer player for the Al-Ittihad Club (Tripoli), Al-Madina S.C., and Libya national football team. Arafa was born on January 23rd, 1982 in Tripoli.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Arafa

Amal Arafa is an actress, singer, and writer. Her career lasted from 1986 to 1986. Amal was born on March 18th, 1972 in Damascus, Syria.


Sherif was born in 1960.


Ibn was born in 1316. He left this life in 1401.


He holds the title Moulay. He was most prominent from 1955 to 1955. Mohamed was born in Fes, Morocco. He breathed his last breath on July 17th, 1976.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Arafa U.S.
  White 84.36% 64.26%
  African American 8.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Arafa

People with the last name Arafa are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Arafa

  • How Popular is the name Arafa? As a last name Arafa was the 100,791st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Arafa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Arafa is Friday, December 26th, 1947.
  • How unique is the name Arafa? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Arafa. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Arafa: Your name in reverse order is Afara. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aaraf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Arafa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 179 people with the last name Arafa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Arafa? Arafa is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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