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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Rifaat

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R is for relax, you know how!

I is for ideals, no higher!

F is for favorite, everyone's best friend.

A is for attractive, inside and out

A is for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

T is for treasure, of your friendship.

Notable Persons Named Rifaat

Rifaat Ali al-Assad is a Member of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch, Member of theRegional Commandof theSyrian Regional Branch, and Vice President of Syria. He was most prominent from 1984 to 1998. Rifaat was born on August 22nd, 1937 in Qardaha District.


He was most active from 1950 to 1990. Rifaat was born on April 23rd, 1926 in Damietta. He left this life on October 12th, 1990.


Rifaat Turk is a soccer manager for the Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C., Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim F.C., Hapoel Jerusalem F.C., and Israel national football team. Rifaat was born on September 16th, 1954 in Jaffa.


Rifaat Eid is a Leader of the Arab Democratic Party and Arab Democratic Party (Lebanon). Rifaat was born in Tripoli.


Rifaat El-Fanagily was a soccer player for the Al Ahly SC and Egypt national football team. Rifaat was born on May 1st, 1936 in Damietta. He died on June 23rd, 2004.


Rifaat was born on January 29th, 1924.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rifaat

Ayn-al-Hayat was born on October 5th, 1858 in Cairo. She left this life on August 12th, 1910.


Ahmed Rifaat is an athlete for the Zamalek SC and Egypt national football team. Ahmed was born on July 21st, 1942 in Cairo.


Bilal was born on September 27th, 1957.


Fun Facts about the name Rifaat

  • When was the first name Rifaat first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Rifaat is Tuesday, March 20th, 1917.
  • How unique is the name Rifaat? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Rifaat. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Rifaat: Your name in reverse order is Taafir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aritfa. How do you pronounce that?

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