Rafaela

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
158
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rafaela

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  • A user from California, United States says the name Rafaela is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Angel of God".
  • According to a user from Brazil, the name Rafaela is of Unknown origin and means "God has healed".
  • A submission from Hong Kong says the name Rafaela means "God has healed (from the boy name Rafael)" and is of Spanish origin.
  • A user from Tanzania says the name Rafaela is of Unknown origin and means "Gift of God".
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Notable Persons Named Rafaela

Rafaela was born on April 24th, 1992 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Rafaela Ottiano was an actress. She was most active from 1924 to 1942. Rafaela was born on March 4th, 1888 in Venice. She breathed her last breath on August 18th, 1942.

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Rafaela Zanella is a model (people) and student. She holds the title Miss Brasil 2006 and Miss Brasil. Rafaela was given the name Rafaela Köhler Zanella on August 9th, 1986 in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul.

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Rafaela was born Rafaela de Herrera y Torreynosa on August 6th, 1742 in Cartagena, Colombia. She passed away in 1805.

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Rafaela Aparicio was an actress and actor. Her career lasted from 1935 to 1996. Rafaela was given the name Rafaela Díaz Valiente on April 9th, 1906 in Marbella, Spain. Rafaela is also known as Díaz Valiente and Rafaela. She breathed her last breath on June 9th, 1996.

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Rafaela Franić is a model and model (people). Rafaela was born on July 6th, 1990 in Trogir.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rafaela

She holds the title Dauphine of France. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1745 to 1746. Infanta was born as the child of Philip V of Spain and Elisabeth Farnese on June 11th, 1726 in Royal Alcazar of Madrid. She left this life on July 22nd, 1746.

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Charlton was born on July 23rd, 1977.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1887 6 6 0
1889 6 6 0
1891 8 8 0
1892 5 5 0
1895 6 6 0
1897 5 5 0
1898 6 6 0
1899 8 8 0
1900 6 6 0
1901 7 7 0
1902 5 5 0
1903 19 19 0
1904 9 9 0
1905 8 8 0
1906 8 8 0
1907 6 6 0
1908 16 16 0
1909 23 23 0
1910 17 17 0
1911 18 18 0
1912 18 18 0
1913 25 25 0
1914 22 22 0
1915 24 24 0
1916 30 30 0
1917 28 28 0
1918 25 25 0
1919 26 26 0
1920 35 35 0
1921 42 42 0
1922 49 49 0
1923 42 42 0
1924 56 56 0
1925 48 48 0
1926 45 45 0
1927 41 41 0
1928 42 42 0
1929 37 37 0
1930 40 40 0
1931 33 33 0
1932 34 34 0
1933 29 29 0
1934 36 36 0
1935 21 21 0
1936 26 26 0
1937 25 25 0
1938 30 30 0
1939 12 12 0
1940 24 24 0
1941 13 13 0
1942 26 26 0
1943 21 21 0
1944 31 31 0
1945 27 27 0
1946 19 19 0
1947 21 21 0
1948 41 41 0
1949 33 33 0
1950 42 42 0
1951 29 29 0
1952 30 30 0
1953 31 31 0
1954 26 26 0
1955 18 18 0
1956 30 30 0
1957 20 20 0
1958 27 27 0
1959 27 27 0
1960 21 21 0
1961 16 16 0
1962 19 19 0
1963 28 28 0
1964 24 24 0
1965 23 23 0
1966 18 18 0
1967 19 19 0
1968 18 18 0
1969 15 15 0
1970 18 18 0
1971 20 20 0
1972 23 23 0
1973 24 24 0
1974 28 28 0
1975 22 22 0
1976 16 16 0
1977 18 18 0
1978 32 32 0
1979 24 24 0
1980 26 26 0
1981 26 26 0
1982 19 19 0
1983 36 36 0
1984 27 27 0
1985 21 21 0
1986 20 20 0
1987 16 16 0
1988 16 16 0
1989 26 26 0
1990 24 24 0
1991 30 30 0
1992 14 14 0
1993 22 22 0
1994 28 28 0
1995 17 17 0
1996 19 19 0
1997 16 16 0
1998 23 23 0
1999 28 28 0
2000 20 20 0
2001 21 21 0
2002 24 24 0
2003 22 22 0
2004 28 28 0
2005 32 32 0
2006 26 26 0
2007 27 27 0
2008 35 35 0
2009 41 41 0
2010 34 34 0
2011 60 60 0
2012 35 35 0
2013 31 31 0
2014 41 41 0
2015 38 38 0
2016 45 45 0
2017 32 32 0

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Popularity of Rafaela as a first name

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Common last names for Rafaela

  • Rodriguez
  • Garcia
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Rivera
  • Hernandez
  • Lopez
  • Perez
  • Sanchez
  • Ortiz
  • Santiago
  • Morales
  • Cruz
  • Diaz
  • Figueroa
  • Gomez
  • Ruiz

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rafaela U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 97.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rafaela

People with the last name Rafaela are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Rafaela

  • How Popular is the name Rafaela? Rafaela is the 5,100th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rafaela was the 111,426th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rafaela have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,121 babies born with the first name Rafaela in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rafaela to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rafaela? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1887 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rafaela first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rafaela is Monday, October 24th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Rafaela born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rafaela was in 2011 with a total of 60 babies.
  • Random Rafaela Factoid: According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rafaela is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1962.
  • Weird things about the name Rafaela: Your name in reverse order is Aleafar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Raaalef. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rafaela? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 158 people with the last name Rafaela.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rafaela? Rafaela 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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