Raphael Nelson in the US

  1. #1,944,412 Raphael Evans
  2. #1,944,413 Raphael Henderson
  3. #1,944,414 Raphael Hughes
  4. #1,944,415 Raphael Moreno
  5. #1,944,416 Raphael Nelson
  6. #1,944,417 Raphael Phillips
  7. #1,944,418 Raphael Vazquez
  8. #1,944,419 Raquel Amezcua
  9. #1,944,420 Raquel Arnold
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Meaning & Origins

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.
1,606th 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.
39th in the U.S.

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