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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Rafael

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Rafael in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Rafael:

  • Records indicate that 70,927 boys in the United States have been named Rafael since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2006, when 1,665 people in the U.S. were given the name Rafael. Those people are now 14 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Rafael

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      9 Positive Comments

  • "Hey everyone my name is Rapheal and im a GIRL. My mom named me after a boys name so that I would stand out and be different. She also named my sister Randale and my youngest sibling Rashelle we are the Everyone always mistakens me for a boy when I get phone calls 🤣 its quite funny. People have a hard time pronouncing my name correctly so I like being called Raph. 😁" Dec. 24, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My new grandson is named Rafael (rah-fye-EL) and I think it is a wonderful name! Everyone I know really likes the meaning and the sound of it." Apr. 19, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a great name describes a very handsome, sexy man!!" Dec. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like this name alot cause its my name. but gf calls me ralfy lol XD" Nov. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rafael is a beautiful, intriguing name. It's also the name of the love of my life. Wonderful name for a wonderful person. ^^" Jan. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby nephew is Rafael. Born to an Aussie Mum and a Dad from El Salvador. So it's nice to have the Spanish heritage in his name. It will be good because there won't be 10 other Rafael's in his pre-school class (like Lachlan or Jack)" May. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Peple often spell my name lik my name is spelled Rafael and other people would spell it Rafeal or Raphael." Dec. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "WELL, THIS IS MY NAME ,BUT I THINK IS A SEXY NAME.. AND MAKES YOU FEEL SEXY..." Mar. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! Its sounds like olden spanish royalty. I would never think to name me or my son anything but Rafale" Aug. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "i thing this name is especial because almost nobory has it and i thing i will love this anme that my mom give it to me with love" May. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "Hi I am called raphael I get shortened mamess like raph or raif or sometimes people call me ralph which I hate my name is so very special and at all times I ask people to announce my name as raphael (ref e l) to make it easier for them to ponounce it how I like it to be heard" Jul. 11, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "i lubb dis name the boy da i like names lik da well people call hin "RAFELITO" but i dnt like it lol" Nov. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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