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

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]

Related Names

Feeli
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Raafael
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Raaffa
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Raaffaeeli
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Raaffu
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Raahvaeli
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Rabbe
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Swedish
Rafael
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Raffa
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Raffel
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Ráffo
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Sami
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

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Rafael
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