Raphael

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Raphael

"Raphael" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "God has healed". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An archangel of the Hebrew tradition
  2. Italian painter whose many paintings exemplify the ideals of the High Renaissance (1483-1520)
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From Hebrew רָפָאֵל (Rāfāʾēl) meaning "God cures" or "God has healed".

  1. An archangel in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.
  2. A male given name.
  3. A patronymic surname​.
  4. An Italian Renaissance painter.

Raphael was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Raphael

Raphael was an artist in the fields of painting and architecture. Raphael was given the name Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino on March 28th, 1483 in Urbino, Marche, Italy. He died on April 6th, 1520.

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Raphael Saadiq is a contemporary r&b, soul music, and neo soul musician. His ongoing career started in 1983. Raphael was given the name Charles Ray Wiggins on May 14th, 1966.

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Raphaël Guerreiro is a soccer player for the FC Lorient, Clairefontaine (football), Stade Malherbe Caen, Portugal national under-21 football team, and Portugal national football team. Raphaël was born on December 22nd, 1993 in Le Blanc-Mesnil, France. Raphaël is also known as Guerreiro and Raphaël José.

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Raphaël Varane is a soccer player for the Real Madrid C.F., RC Lens, France national under-18 football team, France national under-20 football team, and France national under-21 football team. Raphaël was born on April 25th, 1993 in Lille, France.

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Raphael was born on July 19th, 1982 in Recife.

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Raphael Sbarge is an actor and voice actor. He was most prominent from 1983 to present. Raphael was born on February 12th, 1964 in New York City, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Raphael

Raphael was an artist in the fields of painting and architecture. Raphael was given the name Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino on March 28th, 1483 in Urbino, Marche, Italy. He died on April 6th, 1520.

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June Diane Raphael is an actress, comedian, and screenwriter. She has been prominent since 2002. June was born on January 4th, 1980 in Rockville Centre, New York, United States.

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Sally Jessy Raphael is a talk show host. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1959 to present. Sally was given the name Sally Lowenthal on February 25th, 1935 in Easton, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Nicola Ann Raphael was a student. Nicola was born Nicola Ann Raphael as the child of Suicide of Nicola Ann Raphael on September 10th, 1985 in Glasgow. She left this life on June 24th, 2001.

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Mickey Raphael is a musician, record producer, and actor. He plays Harmonica. He was most prominent from 1972 to present.

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Frederic Raphael is a writer. Frederic was born on August 14th, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1886 7 0 7
1887 5 0 5
1889 11 0 11
1891 9 0 9
1892 13 0 13
1893 11 0 11
1894 9 0 9
1895 9 0 9
1896 9 0 9
1897 13 0 13
1898 13 0 13
1899 10 0 10
1900 8 0 8
1901 13 0 13
1902 15 0 15
1903 9 0 9
1904 10 0 10
1905 13 0 13
1906 13 0 13
1907 19 0 19
1908 30 6 24
1909 12 0 12
1910 19 0 19
1911 30 0 30
1912 61 6 55
1913 68 0 68
1914 104 9 95
1915 108 8 100
1916 127 10 117
1917 93 8 85
1918 108 8 100
1919 106 8 98
1920 109 6 103
1921 108 7 101
1922 138 8 130
1923 100 6 94
1924 119 11 108
1925 99 0 99
1926 88 7 81
1927 96 6 90
1928 106 7 99
1929 96 0 96
1930 103 6 97
1931 85 0 85
1932 78 6 72
1933 78 7 71
1934 59 0 59
1935 53 0 53
1936 69 0 69
1937 63 0 63
1938 50 0 50
1939 75 6 69
1940 78 6 72
1941 63 0 63
1942 74 6 68
1943 58 0 58
1944 48 0 48
1945 60 0 60
1946 66 0 66
1947 77 7 70
1948 83 0 83
1949 69 0 69
1950 65 0 65
1951 71 0 71
1952 87 0 87
1953 86 6 80
1954 110 0 110
1955 93 0 93
1956 94 0 94
1957 97 0 97
1958 99 0 99
1959 97 0 97
1960 93 0 93
1961 115 0 115
1962 113 7 106
1963 99 0 99
1964 102 5 97
1965 96 0 96
1966 115 5 110
1967 111 6 105
1968 130 0 130
1969 162 9 153
1970 177 10 167
1971 187 0 187
1972 191 11 180
1973 193 0 193
1974 162 0 162
1975 188 7 181
1976 182 0 182
1977 188 5 183
1978 171 0 171
1979 170 12 158
1980 158 0 158
1981 172 5 167
1982 197 6 191
1983 184 6 178
1984 212 6 206
1985 260 5 255
1986 277 9 268
1987 258 5 253
1988 311 8 303
1989 312 9 303
1990 449 0 449
1991 370 0 370
1992 311 0 311
1993 270 0 270
1994 260 0 260
1995 251 0 251
1996 254 0 254
1997 259 0 259
1998 262 6 256
1999 267 0 267
2000 304 0 304
2001 266 0 266
2002 270 0 270
2003 251 0 251
2004 304 0 304
2005 316 0 316
2006 331 0 331
2007 333 0 333
2008 396 0 396
2009 405 5 400
2010 366 0 366
2011 354 0 354
2012 387 0 387
2013 421 0 421
2014 460 0 460
2015 530 0 530
2016 547 0 547

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Popularity of Raphael as a first name

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Popularity of Raphael as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raphael U.S.
  White 50.94% 64.26%
  African American 34.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raphael

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

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Fun Facts about the name Raphael

  • How Popular is the name Raphael? Raphael is the 1,707th most popular name of all time. As a last name Raphael was the 7,614th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Raphael have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,917 babies born with the first name Raphael in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raphael to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Raphael? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Raphael first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raphael is Saturday, August 24th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Raphael born? The highest recorded use of the first name Raphael was in 2016 with a total of 547 babies.
  • Random Raphael Factoid: According to the 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Raphael ranks 107th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 7 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1940.
  • Weird things about the name Raphael: Your name in reverse order is Leahpar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Pahlare. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raphael? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,366 people with the last name Raphael.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raphael? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Raphael as their last name.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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