Rafael

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Finland Finnish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

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Origin and Meaning

1) Deriving from the Hebrew name רָפָאֵל (Rafa'el) meaning 'God has healed' [1] [2] [3] [4]

First element (Rafa-):

Hebrew rafa = 'heals'

Last element (-el):

Hebrew el = 'the Lord, God' (see ELI)

2) "Latinisation" of Ragnvaldr [1]

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Raaffa
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Raaffaeeli
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Raaffu
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Raahvaeli
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Rafael
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Raffa
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Raffel
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Ráffo
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Raffu
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Rafu
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Rahve
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Rahvi
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Rahvu
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Raphael
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Rapo
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See also Rafal, Raffaele (Italian), Rafi (Hebrew), Ransu, Râvfaile

For female forms see Rafaela

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Rafaelsson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Rafaelsdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Rafael
Genitive: Rafaels
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Rafael
Accusative: Rafael
Dative: Rafaeli
Genitive: Rafaels
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Rafael
Genitive: Rafaelin
Partitive: Rafaelia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Rafael
Accusative: Rafael
Dative: Rafael
Genitive: Rafaels
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Rafael
Genitive: Rafaels
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Rafael
Genitive: Rafaels

Name Days

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

22 December

Sweden Sweden

24 March

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Bible

  • Rafael is one of the archangels

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[5]
0 10 937 2184
Norway Norway[6]
0 n.a. 364 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[7]
1 n.a. 238 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[8]
0 0 50 73
Finland Finland[9]
n.a. 5 n.a. 12196
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Rafael(m) Sources: [5][7][6][9]

Sources: [5] [7] [6] [9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi