Rafaela name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rafaela mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rafaela

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)
Filipino (Philippines)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 submissions from South Africa and Brazil agree the name Rafaela means "God has healed".
  2. A submission from Hong Kong says the name Rafaela means "God has healed (from the boy name Rafael)" and is of Spanish origin.
  3. A user from California, U.S. says the name Rafaela is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Angel of God".
  4. A submission from Tanzania, United Republic of says the name Rafaela means "Gift of God".
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Notable Persons Named Rafaela

Notable Persons Named Rafaela

Rafaela Silva

Rafaela was born on April 24th, 1992 in Rio de Janeiro.

Rafaela Ottiano

Rafaela Ottiano was an actress. She was most active from 1924 to 1942. Rafaela was born on March 4th, 1888 in Venice. She breathed her last breath on August 18th, 1942.

Rafaela Zanella

Rafaela Zanella is a model (people) and student. She holds the title Miss Brasil 2006 and Miss Brasil. Rafaela was given the name Rafaela Köhler Zanella on August 9th, 1986 in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul.

Rafaela de Herrera y Torreynosa

Rafaela was born Rafaela de Herrera y Torreynosa on August 6th, 1742 in Cartagena, Colombia. She passed away in 1805.

Rafaela Aparicio

Rafaela Aparicio was an actress and actor. Her career lasted from 1935 to 1996. Rafaela was given the name Rafaela Díaz Valiente on April 9th, 1906 in Marbella, Spain. Rafaela is also known as Díaz Valiente and Rafaela. She breathed her last breath on June 9th, 1996.

Rafaela Franić

Rafaela Franić is a model and model (people). Rafaela was born on July 6th, 1990 in Trogir.

  • Rafaela Ybarra de Vilallonga
  • Rafaela Gómez

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rafaela

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rafaela

Infanta Maria Theresa Rafaela

She holds the title Dauphine of France. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1745 to 1746. Infanta was born as the child of Philip V of Spain and Elisabeth Farnese on June 11th, 1726 in Royal Alcazar of Madrid. She left this life on July 22nd, 1746.

Charlton Rafaela

Charlton was born on July 23rd, 1977.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rafaela U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 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 97.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rafaela

People with the last name Rafaela are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Rafaela

  • How Popular is the name Rafaela? Rafaela is the 5,146th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rafaela was the 111,426th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rafaela have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,221 babies born with the first name Rafaela in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rafaela to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rafaela? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1887 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rafaela first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rafaela is Monday, October 24th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Rafaela born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rafaela was in 2011 with a total of 60 babies.
  • Random Rafaela Factoid: According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rafaela is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1971.
  • Weird things about the name Rafaela: The name spelled backwards is Aleafar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Eralafa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rafaela? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 158 people with the last name Rafaela.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rafaela? Rafaela is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  • Rafaela name meaning

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