Raphael

Raphael - A very unique male name



  Apr 29,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Raphael, meaning God has healed, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #598. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Raphael and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Raphael? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Raphael. The baby boy name Raphael was given to 333 baby boys in 2012, ranking #634 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,928 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Raphael peaked in popularity 27 years ago in 1990 on position 465.



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Raphael is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Raphael is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #175 - and is the least popular in Ohio at position #1,319.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Raphael is where you live.


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Raphael origin and meaning

Raphael is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means God has healed. To see famous people named Raphael, pop culture references for the name Raphael and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Raphael

We've found the following names that sound similar to Raphael, sorted by popularity.

Rafael / Raffaele / Rapheal / Rafeal / Rafal / Ruble / Robel / Refael / Refoel / Robley /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012634
2011668
2010663
2009622
2008614
2007702
2006691
2005663
2004669
2003724
2002683
2001691
2000635
1999650
1998685
1997618
1996638
1995670
1994649
1993634
1992586
1991524
1990465
1989542
1988522
1987572
1986532
1985541
1984588
1983637
1982629
1981650
1980679
1979685
1978644
1977610
1976621
1975612
1974636
1973590
1972610
1971625
1970629
1969657
1968672
1967689
1966706
1965796
1964756
1963769
1962744
1961740
1960778
1959759
1958775
1957774
1956757
1955757
1954728
1953896
1952784
1951901
1950891
1949939
1948801
1947837
1946886
1945729
19441138
1943918
1942866
19411005
1940873
1939785
19381026
1937804
1936676
1935804
1934905
1933811
1932912
1931695
1930650
1929728
1928659
1927868
1926719
1925712
1924720
1923726
1922601
1921761
1920779
1919626
1918672
1917720
1916597
1915607
1914538
1913654
1912695
1911527
1910598

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia175
Massachusetts277
New York310
Connecticut320
New Jersey320
Maryland456
Florida477
Washington533
California611
Texas628
Wisconsin643
Arizona663
Georgia675
Pennsylvania770
Colorado790
Louisiana838
Virginia936
Illinois938
Tennessee991
North Carolina1055
Ohio1319

Even more about Raphael


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Raphael a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Raphael?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1990
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Raphael
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 4,928
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +333

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