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since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Raff

  • When was the first name Raff first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Raff is Tuesday, October 6th, 1874.
  • How unique is the name Raff? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Raff. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Raff: Your name in reverse order is Ffar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Farf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raff? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,538 people with the last name Raff.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raff? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Raff as their last name since less than 1 person in 192k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Raff as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raff U.S.
  White 91.29% 64.26%
  African American 1.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.02% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raff

People with the last name Raff are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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


Origin and Meaning of Raff

The name "Raff" is of English origin, and it means "Red wolf". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Raff
To sweep, snatch, draw, or huddle together; to take by a promiscuous sweep.

Etymology: OF. raffer, of German origin; cf. G. raffen; akin to E. rap to snatch. See Rap, and cf. Riffraff Rip to tear

noun Raff
  1. A promiscuous heap; a jumble; a large quantity; lumber; refuse."A raffof errors." [Barrow.]
  2. The sweepings of society; the rabble; the mob; -- chiefly used in the compound or duplicate, riffraff.
  3. A low fellow; a churl.

Old French raffer, of German origin; compare German raffen, akin to English rap (“to snatch”). Compare riffraff, rip (“to tear”).

  1. A promiscuous heap; a jumble; a large quantity; lumber; refuse.
  2. The common rabble or mob; riffraff.
  3. A low fellow; a churl.

What does the name Raff mean?

Ris for respect, earned through your actions

Ais for aware, of your surroundings

Fis for funny, humor suits you!

Fis for finesse, an enviable trait.

Past life for Raff born May 18, 2009

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Australia approximately on 1700. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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