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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Raif

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  • A submission from India says the name Raif means "One who gives honor and respect to everyone" and is of Persian or Iranian origin.
  • A submission from Canada says the name Raif means "Wolf Counsel" and is of German origin.
  • According to a user from Israel, the name Raif is of German origin and means "Unripe fruit".
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From Old High German rīfi. Cognate with German reif, Dutch rijp, English ripe.

Notable Persons Named Raif

Raif Badawi is an author, writer, and activist. Raif was born on January 13th, 1984 in Khobar.


Raif Dizdarević is a President of the Assembly of SFR Yugoslavia, 2nd President of SR Bosnia, and Herzegovina. They were most active from 1988 to 1989. Raif was born on December 9th, 1926 in Fojnica.


Raif Mirseloski is a sports team member for the FK Vëllazërimi 77.


Raif Husic is an athlete for the SV Werder Bremen II.


Raif Smajić is a sports team member for the HNK Orašje.


Raif Muradov is an athlete for the PFC Montana.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Raif

Samira was born on April 4th, 1974.


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Popularity of Raif as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raif U.S.
  White 73.45% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 11.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.85% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raif

People with the last name Raif are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Raif

  • How Popular is the name Raif? Raif is the 23,374th most popular name of all time. As a last name Raif was the 146,201st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Raif have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 262 babies born with the first name Raif in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raif to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Raif? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Raif first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raif is Friday, August 15th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Raif born? The highest recorded use of the first name Raif was in 2010 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Raif: Your name in reverse order is Fiar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fari. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raif? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 113 people with the last name Raif.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raif? Raif 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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