Raphael (given name)

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Raphael is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is Healer" or "God has Healed" (רפאל). Depending on the language (first popularly used in France, Spain, Italy, and Portugal) it can be spelled Raphael, Raphaël, Rafael, Raffael, Raffaello, Raffaele, or Refael. The French equivalent is Raphaël.

The name is attested as far back as c. 1350 BCE, appearing in a letter of Pabi, Prince of Lachish, to Akhenaton ("Now have I sent you Rapha-el..").[1]

Translations[edit]

  • Arabic: رافائيل (Rāfā'īl; appears also as Roufayel روفايل specially in the Lebanese dialect)
  • Armenian: Ռաֆայել (Ṙafayel)
  • Azerbaijani: Rafael
  • Belarusian: Рафаэль (Rafaeĺ)
  • Bengali: রাফায়েল (Rāphāẏēla)
  • Catalan: Rafel
  • Cebuano: Rafael
  • Chinese Simplified: 拉斐尔 (Lā fěi ěr)
  • Chinese Traditional: 拉斐爾 (Lā fěi ěr)
  • Czech: Rafael
  • Esperanto: Rafaelo
  • Finnish: Rafael
  • French: Raphaël
  • German: Raphael
  • Greek: Ραφαήλ (Rafaī́l)
  • Gujarati: રાફેલ (Rāphēla)
  • Hebrew: רפאל (Rafa'el)
  • Hindi: रफएल (Rapha'ēla)
  • Italian: Raffaello, Raffaele
  • Japanese: ラファエル (Rafaeru)
  • Kannada: ರಾಫೆಲ್ (Rāphel)
  • Korean: 라파엘 (Lapael)
  • Latin: Raphael
  • Lithuanian: Rapolas
  • Macedonian: Рафаел (Rafael)
  • Montenegrin: Rafailo (Рафаило), Rafail (Рафаил)
  • Malayalam: റാഫേൽ (Rāfēl)
  • Mongolian: Рафаэль (Rafaeli)
  • Nepali: रफाएल (Raphā'ēla)
  • Norwegian: Rafael
  • Persian: رافائل (Rāfāīl)
  • Polish: Rafał
  • Portuguese: Rafael
  • Punjabi: ਰਾਫਾਈਲ (Rāphā'īla)
  • Romanian: Rafael
  • Russian: Рафаэль (Rafael')
  • Serbian: Рафаило (Rafailo)
  • Slovenian: Rafael
  • Spanish: Rafael
  • Tamil: ரபேல் (Rapēl)
  • Telugu: రాఫెల్ (Rāphel)
  • Thai: ราฟาเอล (Rā fā xel)
  • Ukrainian: Рафаель (Rafaelʹ)
  • Urdu: رافیل (Rāfīl)

Raphael[edit]

  • Raphael (archangel), an archangel in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, after whom all or most other uses are named
Mononym
Given name

Raphaël[edit]

Raphaël is a French masculine given name.

Rafael[edit]

Arts
Sports
Brazilian footballers
Fictional characters

See also[edit]

  1. ^ Robert William Rogers, ed., Cuneiform Parallels to the Old Testament (New York: Eaton & Mains, & Cincinnati: Jennings & Graham, 1912), pp. 268-278. Web: http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/ancient/1350lachish.asp