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3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
137
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Raoul mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Raoul

"Raoul" is a name of French origin, and it means "Form of Ralph wolf counsel". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Raoul

Raoul Wallenberg was a diplomat. Raoul was given the name Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg on August 4th, 1912 in Lidingö Municipality, Sweden. He passed away on July 17th, 1947.

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Raoul was born in 1953 in Port-au-Prince.

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Raoul Bova is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to 1984. Raoul was born Raoul Bova on August 14th, 1971 in Rome.

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Raoul Dufy is an artist. Raoul was born on June 3rd, 1877 in Le Havre, France.

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Raoul Walsh was a director and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1909 to 1964. Raoul was born on March 11th, 1887 in New York, New York, United States. He breathed his last breath on December 31st, 1980.

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Raoul Hausmann was an artist in the fields of collage, photography, sculpture, and poetry. Raoul was born Raoul Hausmann on July 12th, 1886 in Vienna. He left this life on February 1st, 1971.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Raoul

Kwame Raoul is an office holder. Kwame was born on September 30th, 1964 in Chicago.

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Vicomte de Chagny Raoul is a viscount.

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Nordling was born on November 11th, 1881. He died on October 1st, 1962.

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Dale Raoul is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Dale was born on August 16th, 1956 in Missoula, Montana.

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Alfred was born in 1930. He left this life on July 16th, 1999.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 0 7
1890 7 0 7
1891 5 0 5
1897 9 0 9
1899 5 0 5
1900 6 0 6
1905 8 0 8
1906 7 0 7
1908 8 0 8
1910 8 0 8
1911 9 0 9
1912 16 0 16
1913 28 0 28
1914 24 0 24
1915 42 0 42
1916 32 0 32
1917 47 0 47
1918 42 0 42
1919 41 0 41
1920 38 0 38
1921 41 0 41
1922 31 0 31
1923 45 0 45
1924 43 0 43
1925 42 0 42
1926 41 0 41
1927 35 0 35
1928 53 0 53
1929 45 0 45
1930 45 0 45
1931 47 0 47
1932 43 0 43
1933 30 0 30
1934 38 0 38
1935 37 0 37
1936 38 0 38
1937 26 0 26
1938 30 0 30
1939 30 0 30
1940 35 0 35
1941 25 0 25
1942 36 0 36
1943 37 0 37
1944 21 0 21
1945 25 0 25
1946 30 0 30
1947 20 0 20
1948 34 0 34
1949 35 0 35
1950 34 0 34
1951 42 0 42
1952 27 0 27
1953 41 0 41
1954 33 0 33
1955 44 0 44
1956 47 0 47
1957 29 0 29
1958 34 0 34
1959 39 0 39
1960 34 0 34
1961 43 0 43
1962 39 0 39
1963 27 0 27
1964 32 0 32
1965 23 0 23
1966 18 0 18
1967 31 0 31
1968 32 0 32
1969 29 0 29
1970 38 0 38
1971 39 0 39
1972 23 0 23
1973 32 0 32
1974 18 0 18
1975 29 0 29
1976 25 0 25
1977 18 0 18
1978 29 0 29
1979 25 0 25
1980 22 0 22
1981 22 0 22
1982 24 0 24
1983 21 0 21
1984 13 0 13
1985 15 0 15
1986 19 0 19
1987 10 0 10
1988 17 0 17
1989 19 0 19
1990 15 0 15
1991 18 0 18
1992 25 0 25
1993 9 0 9
1994 13 0 13
1995 16 0 16
1996 15 0 15
1997 12 0 12
1998 17 0 17
1999 12 0 12
2000 11 0 11
2001 6 0 6
2002 15 0 15
2003 10 0 10
2004 11 0 11
2005 11 0 11
2007 10 0 10
2008 9 0 9
2009 14 0 14
2010 6 0 6
2011 6 0 6
2012 8 0 8
2013 7 0 7
2014 5 0 5
2015 9 0 9
2017 13 0 13

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Popularity of Raoul as a first name

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Popularity of Raoul as a last name

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Common last names for Raoul

  • Cote
  • Pelletier
  • Levesque
  • Gagnon
  • Morin
  • Martinez
  • Gagne
  • Nadeau
  • Ouellette

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raoul U.S.
  White 25.55% 64.26%
  African American 69.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raoul

People with the last name Raoul are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Raoul

  • What name lists does Raoul rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Raoul? Raoul is the 5,372nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Raoul was the 125,282nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Raoul have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,866 babies born with the first name Raoul in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raoul to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Raoul? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Raoul first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raoul is Friday, September 24th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Raoul born? The highest recorded use of the first name Raoul was in 1928 with a total of 53 babies.
  • Random Raoul Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Raoul ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 7 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Raoul: Your name in reverse order is Luoar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rloau. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raoul? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 137 people with the last name Raoul.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raoul? Raoul is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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