Rafe

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rafe

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Rafe is of Celtic origin and means "Wise wolf".

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From Late Latin, from Ancient Greek ῥαφή (rhaphḗ, “seam”).

  1. suture
  2. (anatomy, botany) raphe

Notable Persons Named Rafe

His ongoing career started in 2001. Rafe was born on March 10th, 1983 in Camberwell.

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Rafe was given the name Rafe Lee Judkins on January 8th, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

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Rafe Furst is an entrepreneur.

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Rafe Mair is a lawyer, political commentator, formerly radio personality, politician, and pundit. Rafe was born on December 31st, 1931 in Vancouver.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rafe

Heather Hill is a Leader of Pauline Hanson's One Nation in Queensland, Leader of Pauline Hanson's One Nation in the Senate, Senator-elect for Queensland, Leader ofPauline Hanson's One Nationin theSenate, and Senator-elect forQueensland. She was most active from 1997 to 1998. Heather was given the name Heather Rafe on August 9th, 1960 in London.

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Raja Rafe is a soccer player for the Al-Wahda SC Damascus, Al-Majd SC, Al-Arabi SC (Kuwait), Al-Wehda Club (Mecca), Al Shorta SC (Syria), Zakho FC, Nejmeh SC, and Syria national football team. Raja was born on May 1st, 1983 in Damascus.

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Mohammad Rafe is an arab tarab, arabic music, jordanian music, middle eastern music., music of jordan, and middle eastern music singing and acting. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. Mohammad was born Mohammad Rafe in 1988 in Amman.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1882 5 0 5
1894 6 0 6
1914 5 0 5
1915 5 0 5
1916 6 0 6
1917 6 0 6
1918 9 0 9
1919 7 0 7
1921 6 0 6
1922 7 0 7
1923 9 0 9
1925 8 0 8
1926 5 0 5
1928 5 0 5
1930 7 0 7
1931 5 0 5
1932 6 0 6
1933 7 0 7
1936 5 0 5
1943 7 0 7
1946 6 0 6
1948 5 0 5
1950 9 0 9
1952 6 0 6
1954 5 0 5
1955 6 0 6
1956 5 0 5
1958 5 0 5
1960 17 0 17
1961 18 0 18
1962 17 0 17
1963 12 0 12
1964 10 0 10
1965 20 0 20
1966 20 0 20
1967 24 0 24
1968 21 0 21
1969 15 0 15
1970 20 0 20
1971 10 0 10
1972 13 0 13
1973 20 0 20
1974 15 0 15
1975 11 0 11
1976 12 0 12
1977 13 0 13
1979 8 0 8
1980 5 0 5
1981 19 0 19
1982 25 0 25
1983 9 0 9
1984 15 0 15
1985 17 0 17
1986 16 0 16
1987 20 0 20
1988 17 0 17
1989 16 0 16
1990 22 0 22
1991 13 0 13
1992 23 0 23
1993 20 0 20
1994 16 0 16
1995 10 0 10
1996 11 0 11
1997 13 0 13
1998 14 0 14
1999 12 0 12
2000 14 0 14
2001 41 0 41
2002 99 0 99
2003 92 0 92
2004 54 0 54
2005 63 0 63
2006 55 0 55
2007 64 0 64
2008 48 0 48
2009 94 0 94
2010 66 0 66
2011 79 0 79
2012 76 0 76
2013 77 0 77
2014 94 0 94
2015 82 0 82
2016 87 0 87
2017 85 0 85

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Popularity of Rafe as a first name

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Popularity of Rafe as a last name

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Common last names for Rafe

  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown

Fun Facts about the name Rafe

  • How Popular is the name Rafe? Rafe is the 6,656th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Rafe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,058 babies born with the first name Rafe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rafe to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rafe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rafe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rafe is Wednesday, August 17th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Rafe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rafe was in 2002 with a total of 99 babies.
  • Random Rafe Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rafe is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Rafe: Your name in reverse order is Efar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aref. How do you pronounce that?

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