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Raphael is a name of Hebrew origin, from ''rāp̄ā'' ( "he has healed") and ''ēl'' ( "God"). Depending on the language (first popularly used in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Portugal) it can be spelled Raphael, Raphaël, Rafael, Raffael, Raffaello, Raffiel, Refoel, Raffaele, or Refael. 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.").


Translations


* Arabic: إِسْـرَافِـيْـل‎ (Israfil) * Armenian: Ռաֆայել (Ṙafayel) * Azerbaijani: Rafael * Belarusian: Рафаэль (Rafaeĺ) * Bengali: রাফায়েল (Rāphāẏēla) * Catalan: Rafel * Cebuano: Rafael * Chamorro: Rafet * 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) * Maltese: Rafel * Montenegrin: Rafailo (Рафаило), Rafail (Рафаил) * Malayalam: റാഫേൽ (Rāfēl) * Mongolian: Рафаэль (Rafaeli) * Nepali: रफाएल (Raphā'ēla) * Norwegian: Rafael * Persian: رافائل (Rāfāel) * Polish: Rafał * Portuguese: Rafael * Punjabi: ਰਾਫਾਈਲ (Rāphā'īla) * Romanian: Rafael * Russian: Рафаэль (Rafael') * Serbian: Рафаило (Rafailo) * Slovenian: Rafael * Spanish: Rafael * Tagalog: Rafael, also nickname Paeng * Tamil: ரபேல் (Rapēl) * Telugu: రాఫెల్ (Rāphel) * Thai: ราฟาเอล (Rā fā xel) * Ukrainian: Рафаїл (Rafaīl) * Urdu: إِسْـرَافِـيْـل‎ (Israfil)

Raphael

*Raphael (archangel), an archangel in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, after whom all or most other uses are named ;Mononym *Raphael, or Raffaello Sanzio (1483–1520), Italian master painter and architect in the High Renaissance *Rafael (footballer, born 1990), a Brazilian football player who plays for Lyon *Raphael (singer) (born 1943), Spanish singer *Raphael (musician) (born 1948), American musician *Raphael of Brooklyn (1860–1915), a saint in the Christian Orthodox tradition *Raphael of Lesbos (died 1463), Eastern Orthodox saint, see Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene of Lesbos *Patriarch Raphael I of Constantinople, Patriarch from 1475 to 1476 *Patriarch Raphael II of Constantinople, Patriarch from 1603 to 1607 *pseudonym of Robert Cross Smith (1795–1832) ;Given name *Raphael Sylvanus Amegashie (1927-2013), Ghanaian entrepreneur, accountant, and politician *Raphael I Bidawid (1922–2003), Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church in 1989–2003 *Raphael Bob-Waksberg (born 1984), American comedian, writer and creator of BoJack Horseman *Raphael Botti (born 1982), Brazilian footballer *Raphael Chukwu (born 1975), Nigerian football (soccer) player *Raphael Hayyim Isaac Carregal (1733—1777), itinerant Palestinian rabbi and preacher *Raphael Davis (born 1976), American mixed martial artist *Raphael Gray (born 1981), British computer hacker *Raphael Gualazzi (born 1981), Italian singer and pianist *Raphael Holinshed (1529–1580), English chronicler *Raphael Holzdeppe (born 1989), German pole vaulter *Raphael Kalinowski (1835–1907), Polish saint in the Discalced Carmelite Order *Raphael Koster (born 1971), American game designer *Raphael Lemkin, Holocaust survivor *Raphael Martelli (1811–1880), the first Catholic priest in Toodyay, Western Australia *Raphael Matos (born 1981), Brazilian racing driver *Raphael Ohin (born 1995), Ghanaian footballer *Raphael M. Quaye (born 1975), Liberian basketball player *Raphael Saadiq (born 1966), American singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist, and record producer *Raphael Schäfer (born 1979), German footballer *Raphael Semmes (1809–1877), officer in the United States Navy from 1826 to 1860 and the Confederate States Navy from 1860 to 1865 *Raphael Warnock (born 1969), American pastor and U.S. Senator from Georgia ;Fictional characters * Raphael, one of the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles * Raphael Kirsten, a fictional character in the video game ''Fire Emblem: Three Houses''

Raphaël

Raphaël is a French masculine given name. *Raphaël Alibert (1887–1963), French politician *Raphaël Astier (born 1976), French modern pentathlete *Raphaël Bohren (born 1984), Swiss figure skater *Raphaël Bretton (1920–2011), French set decorator *Raphaël Chaume, French rugby union player *Raphaël Domjan, Swiss explorer *Raphaël Enthoven, French philosopher *Raphaël Garcia (born 1999), Canadian soccer player *Raphaël Géminiani (born 1925), French road bicycle racer *Raphaël Haroche (born 1975), French singer, known by the mononym Raphaël *Raphaël Ibañez (born 1973), French rugby union footballer *Raphaël Jacquelin (born 1974), French professional golfer *Raphaël Lakafia(born 1988), French rugby union player *Raphaël Lévy, trading card game *Raphaël Martinetti, Swiss businessman and President of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles *Raphaël Nadé (born 1980), Ivory Coast / French football (soccer) player *Raphaël Nadjari (born 1971), French-Israeli writer and film and television director *Raphaël Piolanti (born 1967), French hammer thrower *Raphaël Poirée (born 1974), French biathlete *Raphaël Poulain (born 1980), French rugby union player *Raphaël Pujazon (1918–2000), French athlete and Olympian *Raphaël Rouquier (born 1969), French mathematician *Raphaël Salem (1898–1963), Greek-Sephardic mathematician *Raphaël Schellenberger (born 1990), French politician *Raphaël Varane (born 1993), French football (soccer) player *Raphaël Wicky (born 1977), Swiss football (soccer) player

Rafael

*Rafael Arnáiz Barón, Spanish saint *Rafael Caro Quintero, Mexican drug lord *Rafael Correa, president of Ecuador *Rafael Edward Cruz, given name of U.S. politician Ted Cruz *Rafael Nadal (born 1986), Spanish tennis player *Rafael Eitan, Israeli general, former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, and politician *Rafael Guizar Valencia, Mexican saint *Rafael Trujillo, former Dominican president (dictator) ;Arts *Rafael Castillo, Mexican-American editor, author, academician *Rafael Arevalo, Mexican-American Composer *Rafael Bittencourt, Brazilian power metal composer and song writer *Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (1933-2014), Spanish conductor and composer *Raffaello da Urbino (1483–1520), known as Raphael, Italian painter ;Sports *Rafael Alarçón, Brazilian squash player *Rafael Alkorta, Spanish former footballer * Rafael Álvarez (baseball) (born 1977), Venezuelan baseball player * Rafael Álvarez (diver) (born 1971), Spanish diver *Rafael Arevalo, Salvadoran tennis player *Rafael Benítez, Spanish football manager *Rafael Carbonell, Cuban flyweight boxer *Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer *Rafael Medina, Mexican footballer *Rafael Mea Vitali, Venezuelan football defender *Rafael Montiel, Colombian road cyclist *Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player *Rafael Nepomuceno, Filipino bowler *Rafael Palmeiro, Major League Baseball player *Rafael Pascual, Spanish volleyball player *Rafael Ramos, Puerto Rican boxer *Rafael Romero, Venezuelan track and field athlete *Rafael van der Vaart, Dutch footballer *Rafael Zuñiga, Colombian boxer ;Brazilian footballers *Rafael Araújo Silva (1988), currently playing for Corinthians *Rafael Cabral Barbosa (1990), currently playing for Napoli *Rafael Godoi Pereira (1985), currently playing for FK Laktaši *Rafael Pires Vieira (1978), currently playing for Mikkelin Kissat *Rafael Pereira da Silva (footballer born 1980), retired former footballer *Rafael Pereira da Silva (footballer born 1990), currently playing for Lyon *Rafael Schmitz (1980), currently playing for Valenciennes *Rafael Silva Nascimento (1984), currently playing for Vasco *Rafael Sóbis (1985), currently playing for Internacional *Rafael Vágner Dias Silva (1983), currently playing for Náutico ;Fictional characters * Rafael Barba, (Raúl Esparza) appearing on ''Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'' * Rafael Cuevas, the main protagonist appeared in Benjamin Pascual's novel ''Lalaki sa Dilim'' (lit. A Man In The Dark) * Rafael Solano, (Justin Baldoni), a principal character on Jane the Virgin * Rafael, a toucan character in the animated film Rio (2011 film), played by George Lopez

See also

*Raphael (surname) *Raphael (disambiguation) *Rafael (disambiguation) *Saint Raphael (disambiguation)

References

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