Name: Raphael

Origin and Meaning of the Name Raphael

  • Meaning:
    God has healed
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    (rah fye EL)
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Miscellaneous Info for Raphael

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    English and French speaking countries
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    Raphael is traditionally one of the seven archangels. He is mentioned by name in the apocryphal book of Tobit.

    Raphael is also the name used when referring to Renaissance Italian painter Raphael Santi or Sanzio. One of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was named after him.

    There have been various saints named Raphael: St Raphael of Brooklyn was the first Orthodox Christian bishop to be ordained in USA. St Raphael Kalinowski was a Polish friar who founded various monasteries in Poland.

    It was the 18th most popular name in Quebec in 2006.

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