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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Raffaele

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Wiktionary

From Hebrew רָפָאֵל (Rāfāʾēl).

  1. A male given name, the Italian equivalent of Raphael.
  2. Raphael, the Archangel (biblical character)

Notable Persons Named Raffaele

He was most prominent from 1949 to 2000. Raf was given the name Raffaele Vallone on February 17th, 1916 in Tropea, Calabria, Italy. He passed away on October 31st, 2002.

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Raffaele Marciello is an athlete for the Russian Time. Raffaele was born on December 17th, 1994 in Zürich, Switzerland.

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Raffaele Palladino is a soccer player for the F.C. Crotone, Benevento Calcio, Juventus F.C., U.S. Salernitana 1919, A.S. Livorno Calcio, Genoa C.F.C., S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, Italy national under-19 football team, Italy national under-20 football team, and Italy national under-21 football team. Raffaele was born on April 17th, 1984 in Mugnano di Napoli.

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Raffaele was born on December 20th, 1941 in Ottaviano.

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Raf is an adult contemporary, soft rock, new wave, dance-pop, pop-rap, electropop, rock, progressive rock, italian music, pop, punk rock, pop rock, songwriting music, jazz, smooth jazz, jazz fusion, italo disco, latin pop, adult contemporary music, and new wave mus singer-songwriter. He plays Vocals. He has been prominent since 1983. Raf was given the name Raffaele Riefoli on September 29th, 1959. Raf is also known as Raf and Raff.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Raffaele

Joseph Raffael is a painter in the fields of painting and watercolor painting. Joseph was given the name Joe Raffaele on February 22nd, 1933 in Brooklyn.

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Virginia Raffaele is a comedian and actress. Virginia was born on September 27th, 1980 in Rome.

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Stefano was born on March 15th, 1970 in Milan.

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Ambrogio was born in 1845 in Vigevano. He passed away in 1928.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1908 6 0 6
1912 9 0 9
1914 11 0 11
1915 11 0 11
1916 5 0 5
1917 11 0 11
1918 11 0 11
1919 9 0 9
1921 7 0 7
1922 8 0 8
1923 13 0 13
1924 7 0 7
1926 6 0 6
1928 5 0 5
1932 5 0 5
1936 5 0 5
1956 7 0 7
1958 5 0 5
1959 9 0 9
1960 11 0 11
1961 10 0 10
1962 7 0 7
1963 11 0 11
1964 20 0 20
1965 12 0 12
1966 15 0 15
1967 15 0 15
1968 13 0 13
1969 23 0 23
1970 14 0 14
1971 16 0 16
1972 12 0 12
1973 21 0 21
1974 20 0 20
1975 20 0 20
1976 20 0 20
1977 23 0 23
1978 22 0 22
1979 19 0 19
1980 15 0 15
1981 15 0 15
1982 16 0 16
1983 17 0 17
1984 7 0 7
1985 19 0 19
1986 18 0 18
1987 9 0 9
1988 11 0 11
1989 16 0 16
1990 21 0 21
1991 11 0 11
1992 13 0 13
1993 18 0 18
1994 9 0 9
1995 5 0 5
1996 13 0 13
1997 13 0 13
1998 17 0 17
1999 10 0 10
2000 18 0 18
2001 14 0 14
2002 11 0 11
2003 9 0 9
2004 11 0 11
2005 13 0 13
2006 8 0 8
2007 14 0 14
2008 8 0 8
2009 14 0 14
2010 10 0 10
2011 13 0 13
2012 13 0 13
2013 8 0 8
2014 11 0 11
2015 14 0 14
2016 17 0 17
2017 10 0 10

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Popularity of Raffaele as a last name

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Common last names for Raffaele

  • Esposito
  • Romano
  • Ferraro
  • Ruggiero
  • Dangelo
  • Ferrara
  • Desantis

Common first names for Raffaele

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raffaele U.S.
  White 89.26% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raffaele

People with the last name Raffaele are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Raffaele

  • How Popular is the name Raffaele? Raffaele is the 10,834th most popular name of all time. As a last name Raffaele was the 25,314th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Raffaele have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 963 babies born with the first name Raffaele in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raffaele to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Raffaele? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1908 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Raffaele first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raffaele is Saturday, May 30th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Raffaele born? The highest recorded use of the first name Raffaele was in 1969 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Raffaele Factoid: According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Raffaele is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1969.
  • Weird things about the name Raffaele: Your name in reverse order is Eleaffar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Faelreaf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raffaele? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 978 people with the last name Raffaele.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raffaele? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Raffaele as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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