Rafe name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Rafe

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Rafe means "God heals" and is of Celtic origin.
  2. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Rafe is of Hebrew origin and means "God has healed".
  3. A user from Arizona, U.S. says the name Rafe means "Wolf counsel".
  4. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Rafe is of Celtic origin and means "Wise wolf".
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From Late Latin, from Ancient Greek ῥαφή (rhaphḗ, “seam”).

  1. suture
  2. (anatomy, botany) raphe

Notable Persons Named Rafe

Notable Persons Named Rafe

Rafe Spall

His ongoing career started in 2001. Rafe was born on March 10th, 1983 in Camberwell.

Rafe Hernandez

Rafe Judkins

Rafe was given the name Rafe Lee Judkins on January 8th, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Rafe Needleman

Rafe Furst

Rafe Furst is an entrepreneur.

Rafe Mair

Rafe Mair is a lawyer, political commentator, formerly radio personality, politician, and pundit. Rafe was born on December 31st, 1931 in Vancouver.

  • Rafe Wolfe
    Soccer Player
  • Rafe Stefanini
  • Rafe Gomez

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rafe

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rafe

Heather Hill

Heather Hill is a Leader of Pauline Hanson's One Nation in Queensland, Leader of Pauline Hanson's One Nation in the Senate, Senator-elect for Queensland, Leader ofPauline Hanson's One Nationin theSenate, and Senator-elect forQueensland. She was most active from 1997 to 1998. Heather was given the name Heather Rafe on August 9th, 1960 in London.

Raja Rafe

Raja Rafe is a soccer player for the Al-Wahda SC Damascus, Al-Majd SC, Al-Arabi SC (Kuwait), Al-Wehda Club (Mecca), Al Shorta SC (Syria), Zakho FC, Nejmeh SC, and Syria national football team. Raja was born on May 1st, 1983 in Damascus.

Mohammad Rafe

Mohammad Rafe is an arab tarab, arabic music, jordanian music, middle eastern music., music of jordan, and middle eastern music singing and acting. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. Mohammad was born Mohammad Rafe in 1988 in Amman.


Fun Facts about the name Rafe

  • How Popular is the name Rafe? Rafe is the 6,600th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Rafe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,194 babies born with the first name Rafe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rafe to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rafe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rafe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rafe is Wednesday, August 17th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Rafe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rafe was in 2002 with a total of 99 babies.
  • Random Rafe Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rafe is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Rafe: The name spelled backwards is Efar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aref. How do you pronounce that?
  • Rafe name meaning

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