Meaning and Origin of: Rafferty

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Prosperous
  • Hebrew : Healed by God

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish (especially Ulster) : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rabhartaigh or Ó Robhartaigh (often found as Ó Raithbheartaigh) ‘descendant of Rabhartach orRobhartach’, a personal name meaning ‘flood tide’, hence ‘abundance’, ‘prosperity’.

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