Elements, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Rafferty

Rafferty comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Ó Rabhartaigh meaning “descendant of Rabhartach”, Rabhartach being a personal name meaning composed of Old Irish elements rath (bestowal, grant; prosperity; abundance) and beartaigh (cast; brandish), essentially meaning “bringing prosperity”. I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “flood tide”.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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