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Rafael

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18k Raphael (Hebrew)
< 1k Raphaela (Italian)

How popular is the baby name Rafael in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 0 7
1881 9 0 9
1882 6 0 6
1883 7 0 7
1884 5 0 5
1885 6 0 6
1887 8 0 8
1888 9 0 9
1889 8 0 8
1890 9 0 9
1891 6 0 6
1892 7 0 7
1893 6 0 6
1894 8 0 8
1895 11 0 11
1896 7 0 7
1897 12 0 12
1898 8 0 8
1899 10 0 10
1900 12 0 12
1901 16 0 16
1902 10 0 10
1903 13 0 13
1904 22 0 22
1905 17 0 17
1906 21 0 21
1907 18 0 18
1908 22 0 22
1909 21 0 21
1910 29 0 29
1911 25 0 25
1912 42 0 42
1913 51 0 51
1914 57 0 57
1915 67 0 67
1916 73 0 73
1917 76 0 76
1918 80 0 80
1919 108 0 108
1920 124 0 124
1921 139 0 139
1922 146 0 146
1923 155 6 149
1924 174 0 174
1925 178 0 178
1926 166 0 166
1927 206 5 201
1928 215 0 215
1929 216 6 210
1930 214 0 214
1931 189 0 189
1932 175 7 168
1933 129 0 129
1934 132 0 132
1935 124 0 124
1936 123 6 117
1937 106 0 106
1938 111 0 111
1939 116 5 111
1940 120 0 120
1941 119 0 119
1942 148 0 148
1943 140 0 140
1944 177 0 177
1945 171 0 171
1946 198 0 198
1947 237 0 237
1948 266 0 266
1949 258 0 258
1950 301 0 301
1951 273 0 273
1952 366 0 366
1953 329 0 329
1954 426 5 421
1955 421 5 416
1956 446 0 446
1957 394 5 389
1958 507 6 501
1959 505 0 505
1960 542 0 542
1961 590 11 579
1962 574 6 568
1963 544 11 533
1964 579 0 579
1965 626 9 617
1966 628 8 620
1967 670 0 670
1968 769 0 769
1969 826 6 820
1970 955 9 946
1971 884 19 865
1972 940 12 928
1973 915 11 904
1974 935 8 927
1975 998 10 988
1976 986 11 975
1977 1,053 22 1,031
1978 1,012 16 996
1979 1,035 11 1,024
1980 1,204 19 1,185
1981 1,223 12 1,211
1982 1,277 20 1,257
1983 1,201 17 1,184
1984 1,162 15 1,147
1985 1,262 15 1,247
1986 1,216 10 1,206
1987 1,232 17 1,215
1988 1,288 10 1,278
1989 1,342 21 1,321
1990 1,512 10 1,502
1991 1,493 13 1,480
1992 1,498 16 1,482
1993 1,449 21 1,428
1994 1,442 12 1,430
1995 1,469 10 1,459
1996 1,409 10 1,399
1997 1,370 10 1,360
1998 1,399 12 1,387
1999 1,445 7 1,438
2000 1,471 0 1,471
2001 1,461 6 1,455
2002 1,461 9 1,452
2003 1,417 8 1,409
2004 1,551 7 1,544
2005 1,495 5 1,490
2006 1,708 8 1,700
2007 1,622 0 1,622
2008 1,545 6 1,539
2009 1,349 7 1,342
2010 1,331 0 1,331
2011 1,274 0 1,274
2012 1,228 0 1,228
2013 1,207 0 1,207
2014 1,201 0 1,201
2015 1,213 0 1,213

Want to know about the popularity of the Rafael baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 75,357 babies born with the name Rafael in the United States. That's more than enough Rafaels to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Rafael" was in 2006 with a total of 1,700 babies. (That's a lot of baby Rafaels)

According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rafael" ranks #87 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 216 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1981. Across the entire United States a total of 1,223 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Rafael popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Rafael" mean? The list below shows the origins of Rafael as well as things modernly associated with the name Rafael such as celebrities named Rafael.

Origin and Meaning of Rafael

The name "Rafael" is of Spanish origin, and it means "God has Healed". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Rafael Amaya

Rafael Amaya is an actor, singer, and model with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Rafael was born in 1977 as Jose Rafael Amaya Nunez in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

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Rafael van der Vaart

Rafael van der Vaart is a football biography. Rafael was born in 1983 in Heemskerk, Netherlands.

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Rafael Marquez

Rafael Marquez is a football biography. Rafael was born in 1979 in Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico.

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Rafael Inclán

Rafael was born in 1941.

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Rafael Palmeiro

Rafael Palmeiro is a MLB player. Rafael was born in 1964 in Havana, Cuba.

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Rafael Furcal

Rafael Furcal is a MLB player. Rafael was born in 1977 in Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Rafael

Rafael Benitez
Rafael Correa
Rafael Cruz
Rafael Soriano
Rafael Trujillo
Rafael Devers
Rafael Dos Anjos
Rafael Nadal
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Alternative Meanings

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

F is for fickle, you can change your mind!

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

Your name in reverse order is "Leafar". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lafaer". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Rafael born Jul 16, 2013

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mongolia approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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