Raphael name meaning

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

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

Origin and Meaning of Raphael

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. 3 people from Maryland, U.S. agree the name Raphael is of Hebrew origin and means "God has healed".
  2. According to a user from Philippines, the name Raphael means "The god who heals".
  3. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Raphael means "God Heals".
  4. A user from Michigan, U.S. says the name Raphael means "The Meaning GODS HEALER".
  5. According to a user from France, the name Raphael is of Hebrew origin and means "God (El) had cured (Rapha)".
  6. A user from Washington, U.S. says the name Raphael means "Healer and 1 of the 7 archangels. Humble, kind, brave!".
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  1. An archangel of the Hebrew tradition
  2. Italian painter whose many paintings exemplify the ideals of the High Renaissance (1483-1520)

From Hebrew רָפָאֵל‎ (Rāfāʾēl) meaning "God cures" or "God has healed".

  1. An archangel in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.
  2. A male given name from Hebrew.
  3. A patronymic surname​.
  4. An Italian Renaissance painter.

Raphael was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Raphael

Notable Persons Named Raphael


Raphael was an artist in the fields of painting and architecture. Raphael was given the name Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino on March 28th, 1483 in Urbino, Marche, Italy. He died on April 6th, 1520.

Raphael Saadiq

Raphael Saadiq is a contemporary r&b, soul music, and neo soul musician. His ongoing career started in 1983. Raphael was given the name Charles Ray Wiggins on May 14th, 1966.

Raphaël Guerreiro

Raphaël Guerreiro is a soccer player for the FC Lorient, Clairefontaine (football), Stade Malherbe Caen, Portugal national under-21 football team, and Portugal national football team. Raphaël was born on December 22nd, 1993 in Le Blanc-Mesnil, France. Raphaël is also known as Guerreiro and Raphaël José.

Raphaël Varane

Raphaël Varane is a soccer player for the Real Madrid C.F., RC Lens, France national under-18 football team, France national under-20 football team, and France national under-21 football team. Raphaël was born on April 25th, 1993 in Lille, France.

Raphael Assunção

Raphael was born on July 19th, 1982 in Recife.

Raphael Sbarge

Raphael Sbarge is an actor and voice actor. He was most prominent from 1983 to present. Raphael was born on February 12th, 1964 in New York City, U.S.

  • Raphael Semmes
    Military Person
  • Raphaël Haroche
  • Raphael Spiegel
    Soccer Player
  • Raphael Ravenscroft
  • Raphael Enthoven
  • R. A. Lafferty
  • Ralph Morgan
  • Raphaël Personnaz
  • Raphael S. Soriano
  • Raphael Maitimo
    Soccer Player
  • Raphael Gualazzi
  • Raph Koster
    Game Design
  • Raphael Branco
    Soccer Player
  • Raphael Wolf

Notable Persons With the Last Name Raphael

Notable Persons With the Last Name Raphael


Raphael was an artist in the fields of painting and architecture. Raphael was given the name Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino on March 28th, 1483 in Urbino, Marche, Italy. He died on April 6th, 1520.

June Diane Raphael

June Diane Raphael is an actress, comedian, and screenwriter. She has been prominent since 2002. June was born on January 4th, 1980 in Rockville Centre, New York, United States.

Sally Jessy Raphael

Sally Jessy Raphael is a talk show host. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1959 to present. Sally was given the name Sally Lowenthal on February 25th, 1935 in Easton, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Nicola Ann Raphael

Nicola Ann Raphael was a student. Nicola was born Nicola Ann Raphael as the child of Suicide of Nicola Ann Raphael on September 10th, 1985 in Glasgow. She left this life on June 24th, 2001.

Mickey Raphael

Mickey Raphael is a musician, record producer, and actor. He plays Harmonica. He was most prominent from 1972 to present.

Frederic Raphael

Frederic Raphael is a writer. Frederic was born on August 14th, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raphael U.S.
  White 50.94% 64.26%
  African American 34.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raphael

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

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Fun Facts about the name Raphael

  • How Popular is the name Raphael? Raphael is the 1,695th most popular name of all time. As a last name Raphael was the 7,614th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Raphael have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,560 babies born with the first name Raphael in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raphael to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Raphael? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Raphael first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raphael is Saturday, August 24th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Raphael born? The highest recorded use of the first name Raphael was in 2017 with a total of 559 babies.
  • Random Raphael Factoid: According to the 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Raphael ranks 107th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 7 babies in Hawaii have the same name in 1940.
  • Weird things about the name Raphael: The name spelled backwards is Leahpar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rlhaape. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raphael? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,366 people with the last name Raphael.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raphael? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Raphael as their last name.
  • Raphael name meaning

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