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First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Raff

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

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.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Raff

Riff Raff is a hip hop music and electronic dance music rapping. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Riff was given the name Horst Simco on January 29th, 1982 in Houston, Texas, U.S. Riff is also known as Jody HiGHROLLER, MTV RiFF RaFF, RiFF RaFF SODMG, Kokayne Dawkinz, The Freestyle Scientist, Jody 3 Moons, Peach Panther, Iceberg Simpson, Neon Icon, and Versace Python.


Gidi Raff is a noteworthy somebody. Gidi was given the name Gideon Raff in 1973 in Jerusalem. Gidi is also known as Raff and Gidi.


Edson Duncan Raff is a military person.


Martin Raff is an influential individual. Martin was born on January 15th, 1938.


Rudolf Raff is a famous individual.


George Raff was a pastoral farming. George was born George Raff on April 6th, 1815 in Forres. He passed away on August 28th, 1889.


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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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Fun Facts about the name Raff

  • How Popular is the name Raff? As a last name Raff was the 18,106th most popular name in 2010.
  • 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 2016 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 Afrf. 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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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.