Raoul 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 Raoul mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Raoul

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Alt. Meaning

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

U is for unique, your love of life.

L is for lucky, who is more?

Notable Persons Named Raoul

Notable Persons Named Raoul

Raoul Wallenberg

Raoul Wallenberg was a diplomat. Raoul was given the name Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg on August 4th, 1912 in Lidingö Municipality, Sweden. He passed away on July 17th, 1947.

Raoul Peck

Raoul was born in 1953 in Port-au-Prince.

Raoul Bova

Raoul Bova is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to 1984. Raoul was born Raoul Bova on August 14th, 1971 in Rome.

Raoul Dufy

Raoul Dufy is an artist. Raoul was born on June 3rd, 1877 in Le Havre, France.

Raoul Walsh

Raoul Walsh was a director and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1909 to 1964. Raoul was born on March 11th, 1887 in New York, New York, United States. He breathed his last breath on December 31st, 1980.

Raoul Hausmann

Raoul Hausmann was an artist in the fields of collage, photography, sculpture, and poetry. Raoul was born Raoul Hausmann on July 12th, 1886 in Vienna. He left this life on February 1st, 1971.

  • Raoul Bott
  • Raoul Lambert
    Soccer Player
  • Raoul Heertje
  • Zany
  • Raoul Le Mouton De Boisdeffre
  • Raoul Barré
    Comics Creator
  • Raoul Paoli
  • Raoul Servais
  • Raoul Aslan
  • Raoul Gunsbourg
  • Raoul Ubac
  • Raoul Dandurand
    Senator for De Lorimier
  • Raoul II of Clermont
  • Raoul Pugno

Notable Persons With the Last Name Raoul

Notable Persons With the Last Name Raoul

Kwame Raoul

Kwame Raoul is an office holder. Kwame was born on September 30th, 1964 in Chicago.

Vicomte de Chagny Raoul

Vicomte de Chagny Raoul is a viscount.

Nordling Raoul

Nordling was born on November 11th, 1881. He died on October 1st, 1962.

Dale Raoul

Dale Raoul is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Dale was born on August 16th, 1956 in Missoula, Montana.

Alfred Raoul

Alfred was born in 1930. He left this life on July 16th, 1999.

Alexios Raoul


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raoul U.S.
  White 25.55% 64.26%
  African American 69.34% 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 3.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raoul

People with the last name Raoul are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Raoul

  • How Popular is the name Raoul? Raoul is the 5,508th most popular name of all time. As a last name Raoul was the 125,282nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Raoul have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,881 babies born with the first name Raoul in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raoul to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Raoul? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Raoul first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raoul is Friday, September 24th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Raoul born? The highest recorded use of the first name Raoul was in 1928 with a total of 53 babies.
  • Random Raoul Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Raoul ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 7 babies in Maine have the same name in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Raoul: The name spelled backwards is Luoar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rlaou. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raoul? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 137 people with the last name Raoul.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raoul? Raoul is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  • Raoul name meaning

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