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Pronunciation

rɑfaɪɛl

Origin

German, Spanish, Portuguese, Slavic

Meaning

The great Renaissance painter Raphael is one of the most gracious bearers of this magnificent baby boy’s name. Its modern spelling replaces the Hebrew “ph” with a Latin “f,” though the “ph” version is still used. Rafael means “healing” and is adored in the Spanish-speaking world. Romantic and iconic, this could be a wonderful name for your little boy.

Rank in the year 2015

Rafael was ranked #554 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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