Raffaele 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 Raffaele

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From Hebrew רָפָאֵל‎ (Rāfāʾēl).

  1. A male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Raphael.
  2. Raphael, the Archangel (biblical character)

Notable Persons Named Raffaele

Notable Persons Named Raffaele

Raf Vallone

He was most prominent from 1949 to 2000. Raf was given the name Raffaele Vallone on February 17th, 1916 in Tropea, Calabria, Italy. He passed away on October 31st, 2002.

Raffaele Marciello

Raffaele Marciello is an athlete for the Russian Time. Raffaele was born on December 17th, 1994 in Zürich, Switzerland.

Raffaele Palladino

Raffaele Palladino is a soccer player for the F.C. Crotone, Benevento Calcio, Juventus F.C., U.S. Salernitana 1919, A.S. Livorno Calcio, Genoa C.F.C., S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, Italy national under-19 football team, Italy national under-20 football team, and Italy national under-21 football team. Raffaele was born on April 17th, 1984 in Mugnano di Napoli.

Raffaele Cutolo

Raffaele was born on December 20th, 1941 in Ottaviano.

Raffaele Esposito


Raf is an adult contemporary, soft rock, new wave, dance-pop, pop-rap, electropop, rock, progressive rock, italian music, pop, punk rock, pop rock, songwriting music, jazz, smooth jazz, jazz fusion, italo disco, latin pop, adult contemporary music, and new wave mus singer-songwriter. He plays Vocals. He has been prominent since 1983. Raf was given the name Raffaele Riefoli on September 29th, 1959. Raf is also known as Raf and Raff.

  • Raphael Gualazzi
  • Raffaele Garofalo
  • Raffaele De Vita
    Soccer Player
  • Raffaele De Rosa
  • Raffaele Fitto
  • Raffaele Farina
  • Lino Carbosiero
  • Raffaele Lombardo
    Prime Minister
  • Raffaele Jerusalmi
    Ceo of Borsa Italiana
  • Raffaele Guariglia
  • Raffaele La Capria
  • Raffaele Cantone
    President of the Anti-corruption National Authority
  • Raffaele Monaco La Valletta
  • Raffaele Pisu

Notable Persons With the Last Name Raffaele

Notable Persons With the Last Name Raffaele

Joseph Raffael

Joseph Raffael is a painter in the fields of painting and watercolor painting. Joseph was given the name Joe Raffaele on February 22nd, 1933 in Brooklyn.

Virginia Raffaele

Virginia Raffaele is a comedian and actress. Virginia was born on September 27th, 1980 in Rome.

Stefano Raffaele

Stefano was born on March 15th, 1970 in Milan.

Ambrogio Raffaele

Ambrogio was born in 1845 in Vigevano. He passed away in 1928.

Joseph Raffaele


Common last names for Raffaele

  • Esposito
  • Romano
  • Ferraro
  • Ruggiero
  • Gallo
  • Barone
  • Giannini

Common first names for Raffaele

  • Joseph
  • Frank
  • Anthony
  • John
  • Mary
  • Rose
  • Angelo
  • Josephine
  • Vincent

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raffaele U.S.
  White 89.26% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raffaele

People with the last name Raffaele are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Raffaele

  • How Popular is the name Raffaele? Raffaele is the 10,955th most popular name of all time. As a last name Raffaele was the 25,314th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Raffaele have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 994 babies born with the first name Raffaele in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raffaele to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Raffaele? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1908 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Raffaele first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raffaele is Saturday, May 30th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Raffaele born? The highest recorded use of the first name Raffaele was in 1969 with a total of 24 babies.
  • Random Raffaele Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Raffaele is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name in 1973.
  • Weird things about the name Raffaele: The name spelled backwards is Eleaffar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Elafrfea. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raffaele? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 978 people with the last name Raffaele.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raffaele? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Raffaele as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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