Rafael is a Portuguese derivative of the Hebrew name Raphael. The name can be translated to mean "God heals." In Hebrew tradition, Raphael was an archangel that appeared in the Bible. Rafael peaked in popularity during the 1980s, and the name is consistently found in the top 300 in the United States.
Similar Names: Rafe, Raphael
Famous Rafael Names: Rafael Nadal (tennis player), Rafael Palmeiro (baseball player)