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The name Rafael is of Hebrew origin, and means God has healed.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Rafael has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Rafael
Use of the Name Rafael for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
59,434 51,910 33,839 14,319 7,281 2,918 1,518
The table below indicates the number of times the name Rafael has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Rafael
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18807947  
18816449  
18829236  
18837867  
1884    
18859186  
1886    
18877348  
18887449  
18897758  
18907249  
18919376  
18929347  
1893    
18948458  
189566811  
18969627  
189763812  
18988718  
189970210  
190072613  
190150316  
190278210  
190364813  
190445023  
190558617  
190650021  
190761118  
190854922  
190958721  
191053129  
191162125  
191264743  
191363350  
191468656  
191573167  
191669973  
191769876  
191871080  
1919578108  
1920551124  
1921527139  
1922509147  
1923505147  
1924468174  
1925449179  
1926462169  
1927433197  
1928414211  
1929399212  
1930393215  
1931412188  
1932435167  
1933494129  
1934503132  
1935516125  
1936534115  
1937559109  
1938555110  
1939546110  
1940527123  
1941564114  
1942500149  
1943531140  
1944454179  
1945456169  
1946450199  
1947436237  
1948416259  
1949423258  
1950387301  
1951417268  
1952355366  
1953384328  
1954351416  
1955354413  
1956349444  
1957388393  
1958342494  
1959345509  
1960333544  
1961326579  
1962332565  
1963340520  
1964324581  
1965304616  
1966298619  
1967282660  
1968260769  
1969255819  
1970245946  
1971258863  
1972232924  
1973233903  
1974226922  
1975215984  
1976216966  
19772151,031  
1978218990  
19792231,017  
19802081,183  
19812051,210  
19821991,251  
19832011,180  
19842041,142  
19851951,244  
19862031,206  
19872071,211  
19882061,272  
19892131,316  
19902021,496  
19912111,476  
19922081,481  
19932121,427  
19942021,425  
19952041,458  
19962151,398  
19972271,358  
19982291,386  
19992291,438  
20002311,467  
20012321,452  
20022331,444  
20032361,400  
20042241,518  
Totals:  59,434 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Rafael as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Rafael appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 122 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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