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Raul

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84k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Raul

"Raul" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Wolf Counsel". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A male given name, an Anglicized form of Spanish Raúl.

Raul was also found in the following language(s): Estonian and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Raul

Raúl Castro is a First Vice President of Cuba, Second Secretary of the Communist Party, Minister of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement, 18th President of Cuba, First Secretary of the Communist Party, FirstVice President . Raúl was born on June 3rd, 1931 in Birán.

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Raúl is a soccer player for the San Cristóbal (Madrid), Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid C.F., Real Madrid C, Real Madrid Castilla, FC Schalke 04, Al Sadd SC, New York Cosmos (2010), Spain national under-18 football team, Spain national under-20 football team, and Spain national under-21 fo. Raúl was born on June 27th, 1977 in Madrid, Spain.

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He has been prominent since 1969. Raúl was given the name Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay on March 9th, 1940 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He passed away on October 24th, 1994.

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Raúl Esparza is an actor, singer, and voice artist. He has had major accomplishments since 1993. Raúl was given the name Raúl Eduardo Esparza on October 24th, 1970 in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.

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Raul Meireles is a soccer player for the Fenerbahçe S.K. (football), Boavista F.C., C.D. Aves, FC Porto, Liverpool F.C., Chelsea F.C., Portugal national under-21 football team, and Portugal national football team. Raul was born on March 17th, 1983 in Porto, Portugal.

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Raul Perez Benavidez is a military person. His military service ended in 1976.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Raul

Raúl is a soccer player for the San Cristóbal (Madrid), Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid C.F., Real Madrid C, Real Madrid Castilla, FC Schalke 04, Al Sadd SC, New York Cosmos (2010), Spain national under-18 football team, Spain national under-20 football team, and Spain national under-21 fo. Raúl was born on June 27th, 1977 in Madrid, Spain.

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Sarathi Baba is a guru and spiritual guru. Sarathi was given the name Santosh Raul in Ganjam district.

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Luis was given the name Luis Raúl Martínez Rodríguez on March 6th, 1962 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Luis is also known as Martínez Rodríguez and Luis Raúl. He left this life on February 2nd, 2014.

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Sanjay Raul is a cricketer.

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Shubha Raul is an ayurveda. Shubha was born in 1967.

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Leonardo Raul is a soccer player for the Venezia F.C., Unione Triestina 2012 S.S.D., A.S. Cittadella, U.S. Vibonese Calcio, Rovigo Calcio, and S.S. Ischia Isolaverde. Leonardo was born on March 3rd, 1985 in Santa Fe, Argentina.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1904 8 0 8
1906 9 0 9
1908 8 0 8
1909 10 0 10
1910 16 0 16
1911 18 0 18
1912 29 0 29
1913 53 0 53
1914 51 0 51
1915 88 0 88
1916 82 0 82
1917 93 0 93
1918 101 0 101
1919 109 0 109
1920 179 0 179
1921 195 0 195
1922 203 0 203
1923 217 0 217
1924 307 0 307
1925 282 0 282
1926 306 0 306
1927 361 0 361
1928 375 0 375
1929 429 7 422
1930 413 5 408
1931 362 0 362
1932 341 0 341
1933 328 8 320
1934 321 9 312
1935 324 0 324
1936 287 5 282
1937 264 0 264
1938 308 5 303
1939 327 5 322
1940 304 0 304
1941 295 5 290
1942 345 0 345
1943 371 0 371
1944 398 5 393
1945 487 0 487
1946 486 5 481
1947 576 5 571
1948 618 0 618
1949 645 0 645
1950 650 5 645
1951 708 5 703
1952 721 5 716
1953 742 8 734
1954 784 5 779
1955 806 12 794
1956 821 7 814
1957 844 0 844
1958 868 5 863
1959 852 7 845
1960 908 5 903
1961 884 5 879
1962 824 7 817
1963 859 8 851
1964 837 0 837
1965 804 10 794
1966 848 6 842
1967 866 15 851
1968 895 9 886
1969 843 0 843
1970 1,049 12 1,037
1971 1,125 9 1,116
1972 1,059 7 1,052
1973 966 7 959
1974 1,076 12 1,064
1975 1,049 11 1,038
1976 1,119 8 1,111
1977 1,025 10 1,015
1978 1,045 8 1,037
1979 1,117 0 1,117
1980 1,297 12 1,285
1981 1,326 7 1,319
1982 1,229 10 1,219
1983 1,156 14 1,142
1984 1,119 13 1,106
1985 1,117 11 1,106
1986 1,179 15 1,164
1987 1,192 12 1,180
1988 1,246 12 1,234
1989 1,369 10 1,359
1990 1,473 14 1,459
1991 1,459 0 1,459
1992 1,500 12 1,488
1993 1,509 14 1,495
1994 1,457 5 1,452
1995 1,521 9 1,512
1996 1,498 6 1,492
1997 1,410 6 1,404
1998 1,373 0 1,373
1999 1,474 5 1,469
2000 1,518 0 1,518
2001 1,439 0 1,439
2002 1,406 0 1,406
2003 1,406 6 1,400
2004 1,386 5 1,381
2005 1,340 8 1,332
2006 1,354 0 1,354
2007 1,387 0 1,387
2008 1,184 5 1,179
2009 1,015 0 1,015
2010 926 0 926
2011 834 0 834
2012 722 0 722
2013 720 0 720
2014 724 0 724
2015 691 0 691
2016 649 0 649

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Popularity of Raul as a first name

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Popularity of Raul as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raul U.S.
  White 46.82% 64.26%
  African American 5.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 16.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 27.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raul

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

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Fun Facts about the name Raul

  • How Popular is the name Raul? Raul is the 717th most popular name of all time. As a last name Raul was the 66,164th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Raul have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 83,928 babies born with the first name Raul in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raul to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Raul? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1904 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Raul first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raul is Monday, December 21st, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Raul born? The highest recorded use of the first name Raul was in 2000 with a total of 1,518 babies. That's a lot of babies named Raul!
  • Random Raul Factoid: According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Raul ranks 46th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 25 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1928.
  • Weird things about the name Raul: Your name in reverse order is Luar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lrua. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raul? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 299 people with the last name Raul.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raul? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Raul as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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