Rafel name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rafel

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Cognate to English ravel.

  1. frayed thread

Borrowed from Middle French rafle (“a type game played with three dice”), from Old French rafle, raffle (“dice game, plundering”), from rafler (“to snatch, seize, carry off”), from Old High German *raffalon, a frequentative of *raffon (modern German raffen). Related to rapen.

  1. (archaic) type of game played with three dice
  2. (archaic) a throw of three dice

Cognate with English raffle.

  1. (archaic) type of game played with three dice
  2. (archaic) a throw of three dice

    Notable Persons Named Rafel

    Notable Persons Named Rafel

    Rafel Munoz

    Rafel was born on September 5th, 1900. Rafel is also known as Munoz and Rafael Medina. He passed away on September 2nd, 1961.

    Rafel Toro

    Rafel was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico. He left this life on July 25th, 1927.

    Rafel Sastre

    Rafel Sastre is a soccer player for the RCD Mallorca, RCD Mallorca B, Cádiz CF, Sporting de Gijón, SD Huesca, and CD Atlético Baleares. Rafel was born on October 22nd, 1975 in Binissalem, Spain. Rafel is also known as Sastre and Rafael.

    Rafel Tona

    Rafel was born on June 24th, 1903. He breathed his last breath on February 12th, 1987.


    Fun Facts about the name Rafel

  1. How Popular is the name Rafel? Rafel is the 34,372nd most popular name of all time.
  2. How many people with the first name Rafel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 125 babies born with the first name Rafel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rafel to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Rafel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. When was Rafel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rafel is Tuesday, January 15th, 1878.
  5. What year had the most people named Rafel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rafel was in 1970 with a total of 10 babies.
  6. Weird things about the name Rafel: The name spelled backwards is Lefar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Afler. How do you pronounce that?
  7. Rafel name meaning

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