Meaning and Origin of Raphael - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Raphael

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : God has healed
  • Hebrew : Healed by God

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Jewish, French, English, and German : from the Hebrew personal name Refael composed of the elements rafa ‘to heal’ + el ‘God’. This is the name of one of the archangels, but for some reason it was less popular among Christians in the Middle Ages, except perhaps in Italy, than those of the archangels Michael and Gabriel.

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