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  1. #1,882,064 Raoul Johnson
  2. #1,882,065 Raphael Carter
  3. #1,882,066 Raphael Evans
  4. #1,882,067 Raphael Maldonado
  5. #1,882,068 Raphael Nelson
  6. #1,882,069 Raphael Parker
  7. #1,882,070 Raphael Phillips
  8. #1,882,071 Raphael Silva
  9. #1,882,072 Raque Fernandez
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From early Christian tradition, in which it is the name of one of the archangels (see also Gabriel and Michael). It is composed of Hebrew vocabulary elements meaning ‘to heal’ and ‘God’. Raphael is not named in the canonical text of the Bible, but plays a part in the apocryphal tale of Tobias. The shorter form Rapha ‘he (God) heals’ (compare Nathaniel and Nathan) is borne by several characters in the Old Testament. The name has always been much more common in southern Europe than in Britain, and use in the English-speaking world today generally reflects southern European influence. It has also become a popular modern Hebrew name.
1,593rd in the U.S.
English and Scottish: patronymic from the medieval personal name Nel or Neal, Anglo-Scandinavian forms of the Gaelic name Niall (see Neill). This was adopted by the Scandinavians in the form Njal and was introduced into northern England and East Anglia by them, rather than being taken directly from Gaelic.
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