Raphael comes from Hebrew Rafa’el meaning “God has healed”. It’s also a surname originating from the given name.

Nicknames: Raph/Raf

Origin: Hebrew



  • Rafael (Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Slovene, Macedonian)
  • Rafinha (Portuguese diminutive of Rafael)
  • Rafa (Spanish diminutive of Rafael)
  • Raffael (German)
  • Raphaël (French)
  • Rafa’el (Hebrew)
  • Rafaël (Dutch)
  • Raffaele (Italian)
  • Raffaello (Italian)
  • Rafał (Polish)


Female forms:

  • Raphaela (German, English)
  • Raffaela (German)
  • Rafaela (Spanish, Portuguese, Macedonian)
  • Raphaëlle (French)
  • Raffaella (Italian)
  • Raffaëla (Dutch)



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