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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Raphael
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Raphael in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Raphael:
Records indicate that 16,547 boys in the United States have been named Raphael since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1990, when 448 people in the U.S. were given the name Raphael. Those people are now 30 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 Raphael
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3 Positive Comments
"This is my name, which I pronounce as (ruh-fi-el), I'm from New Zealand and I've never met another Raphael - my family and friends call me ruffy. :)" Nov. 1, 2010:
"Is this said Ray- fee - ell? Or Rah -- fee -el or rah fi al? Or how?
And how about Rafe for a nickname? Work for you?" Apr. 14, 2006:
"I love this name. My brother's name is Raphael. It's such a strong and good name because, after all, it is the Archangel Raphael's name!" Jan. 26, 2006:
1 Neutral Comment
"This is my cousin's name. He's a teenager, and his nickname is "Ralph"." Feb. 18, 2008:
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