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Raphael is a name of Hebrew origin, from ''rāp̄ā'' ( "he has healed") and ''ēl'' ( "God"). Popularized in Western Europe, it can be spelled Raphael, Raphaël, Rafael, Raffael, Raffaello, Raffiel, Refoel, Raffaele, or Refael depending on the language. The name is attested as far back as c. 1350 BCE, appearing in a letter of Pabi, Prince of
Lachish Tel Lachish ( he, תל לכיש; grc, Λαχίς; la, Tel Lachis), known in Arabic as Tell ed-Duweir (), is the site of an ancient Near East, ancient Canaan, Canaanite and Israelite city, now an archaeological site and an National parks and na ...

Lachish
in center Israel, to Pharaoh
Akhenaton Akhenaten (pronounced ), also spelled Echnaton, Akhenaton, Ikhnaton, and Khuenaten ( egy, wikt:ꜣḫ-n-jtn, ꜣḫ-n-jtn, meaning "Effective for the Aten"), was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh reigning or 1351–1334 BC, the tenth ruler of the Ei ...
("Now have I sent you Rapha-el.").


Translations

* Arabic: رفائيل‎ (Rāfāʿīl) * 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:
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* Portuguese: Rafael * Punjabi: ਰਾਫਾਈਲ (Rāphā'īla) * Romanian: Rafael * Russian: Рафаил (Rafail) * 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: رفائيل‎ (Rāfāʿīl)


Raphael

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Raphael (archangel) Raphael (; he, רֵפָאֵל, translit. Transliteration is a type of conversion of a text from one script to another that involves swapping Letter (alphabet), letters (thus ''wikt:trans-#Prefix, trans-'' + ''wikt:littera#Latin, liter-'') ...
, an archangel in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, after whom all or most other uses are named ;Mononym *
Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (; March 28 or April 6, 1483April 6, 1520), known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect An architect is a person who plans, designs and oversees the construction of buildings. To practice architecture ...

Raphael
, or Raffaello Sanzio (1483–1520), Italian master painter and architect in the High Renaissance *
Rafael (footballer, born 1990) Rafael Pereira da Silva (; born 9 July 1990), commonly known as Rafael or Rafael da Silva, is a Brazilian professional association football, footballer who plays for Brazilian club Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, Botafogo. He normally plays as a ...
, a Brazilian football player who plays for Lyon *
Raphael (singer) Miguel Rafael Martos Sánchez (born May 5, 1943), often simply referred to as Raphael, is a Spanish Spanish may refer to: * Items from or related to Spain: **Spaniards, a nation and ethnic group indigenous to Spain **Spanish language **Spanis ...
(born 1943), Spanish singer *
Raphael (musician) Raphael (born 1948) is an Americans, American musician and composer of ambient music. Biography Raphael F. Sharpe was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1948. Raised by Order of Saint Benedict, Benedictine nuns, when his family got ill, he learned classica ...
(born 1948), American musician *
Raphael of Brooklyn Raphael of Brooklyn ( ar, قديس رافائيل من بروكلين), born Rufāʾīl Hawāwīnī (Raphael Hawaweeny; ar, رفائيل هواويني; November 20, 1860 – February 27, 1915), was bishop of the Russian orthodox church, Russia ...

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 Mar Raphael I Bidawid † ( syr, ܪܘܦܐܝܠ ܩܕܡܝܐ ܒܝܬ ܕܘܝܕ, Arabic Arabic (, ' or , ' or ) is a Semitic language that first emerged in the 1st to 4th centuries CE.Semitic languages: an international handbook / edited by Stefan ...

Raphael I Bidawid
(1922–2003), Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church in 1989–2003 *
Raphael Bob-Waksberg Raphael Matthew Bob-Waksberg (born August 17, 1984) is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, and voice actor. He is known as the creator and showrunner of the Netflix animated comedy series ''BoJack Horseman'' and the Amazon Prime Video ...

Raphael Bob-Waksberg
(born 1984), American comedian, writer and creator of
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Raphael Botti
Raphael Botti
(born 1982), Brazilian footballer *
Raphael Chukwu Raphael Ndukwe Chukwu (born 22 July 1975) is a Nigerian international footballer A football player or footballer is a sportsperson An athlete (also sportsman or sportswoman) is a person who competes in one or more sport Sport p ...
(born 1975), Nigerian football (soccer) player * Raphael Hayyim Isaac Carregal (1733—1777), itinerant Palestinian rabbi and preacher *
Raphael Davis Raphael Davis (born September 1, 1976) is an United States, American Mixed martial arts, mixed martial artist who has fought for Bellator Fighting Championships, Bellator FC and M-1 Global. MMA career Early career and M-1 Challenge Davis starte ...
(born 1976), American mixed martial artist *
Raphael Gray Raphael Gray (born 1981 in Lambeth, London) is a British Hacker (term), computer hacker who, at the age of 19, hacker (computer security), hacked computer systems around the world over a period of six weeks as part of a multi-million Pound (curre ...
(born 1981), British computer hacker *
Raphael Gualazzi Raffaele Gualazzi (born 11 November 1981), better known as Raphael Gualazzi, is an Italian singer and pianist. He was born in Urbino. Biography ''Love Outside the Window'' On 16 September 2005, Gualazzi released his first studio album, titled ''L ...

Raphael Gualazzi
(born 1981), Italian singer and pianist *
Raphael Holinshed Raphael Holinshed ( – before 24 April 1582) was an English chronicle A chronicle ( la, chronica, from Greek#REDIRECT Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officia ...
(1529–1580), English chronicler *
Raphael Holzdeppe Raphael Marcel Holzdeppe (born 28 September 1989) is a German pole vaulter, who was 2013 World Championships in Athletics, world champion at his event. He lives in Zweibrücken in Germany and represents the sports club LAZ Zweibrücken. Biography ...
(born 1989), German pole vaulter *
Raphael Kalinowski Raphael of St. Joseph Kalinowski ( pl, Józef Kalinowski, lt, Rapolas Kalinauskas) (1 September 1835 – 15 November 1907) was a Poland, Polish Discalced Carmelite friar inside the Russian Empire, Russian Partitions of Poland, partition of Polish ...
(1835–1907), Polish saint in the Discalced Carmelite Order *
Raphael Koster Raphael "Raph" Koster (born September 7, 1971) is an American entrepreneur, computer game designer, game designer, and author of ''A Theory of Fun for Game Design''. Koster is widely recognized for his work as the lead designer of ''Ultima Onlin ...
(born 1971), American game designer *
Raphael Lemkin Raphael Lemkin ( pl, Rafał Lemkin; 24 June 1900 – 28 August 1959) was a Polish lawyer of Jewish Jews ( he, יְהוּדִים ISO 259-2 , Israeli pronunciation ) or Jewish people are an ethnoreligious group and nation originating f ...
, Holocaust survivor *
Raphael Martelli Canon Raffaele Martelli (13 March 1811August 1880) was Toodyay's first Catholic priest. He was a scholarly and gentle man who was much loved by settlers of all faiths. Martelli did not keep a diary, but his personality and humour shines through h ...
(1811–1880), the first Catholic priest in Toodyay, Western Australia *
Raphael Matos Raphael Matos (born August 28, 1981) is a Brazilian professional racing driver. He was the 2008 Firestone Indy Lights Series champion and the 2007 Champ Car Atlantic Series champion. He lives in Miami. Career highlights Early career Born in Bel ...
(born 1981), Brazilian racing driver *
Raphael Ohin Raphael Ohin (born 25 May 1995) is a Ghanaian professional association football, footballer who plays for Canadian club Valour FC as a midfielder. Club career Early career Before moving to Canada, Ohin played football in Ghana from 2008 to 201 ...
(born 1995), Ghanaian footballer * Raphael M. Quaye (born 1975), Liberian basketball player *
Raphael Saadiq Raphael Charles Ray Wiggins Saadiq (; born; May 14, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He rose to fame as a member of the multiplatinum group Tony! Toni! Toné! In addition to his solo and group ...

Raphael Saadiq
(born 1966), American singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist, and record producer *
Raphael Schäfer
Raphael Schäfer
(born 1979), German footballer *
Raphael Semmes Raphael Semmes ( ; September 27, 1809 – August 30, 1877) was an officer in the Confederate Navy The Confederate States Navy (CSN) was the naval branch of the Confederate States Armed Forces, established by an act of the Confederate States C ...

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 Raphael Gamaliel Warnock (born July 23, 1969) is an American pastor and politician serving as senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta Atlanta () is the capital city, capital and List of municipalities in Georgia (U.S. state ...

Raphael Warnock
(born 1969), American pastor and U.S. Senator from Georgia ;Fictional characters *
Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (; March 28 or April 6, 1483April 6, 1520), known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect An architect is a person who plans, designs and oversees the construction of buildings. To practice architecture ...
, 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
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Raphaël Alibert
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
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 Raphaël Haroche (born 7 November 1975), professionally known under his mononym Raphael, is a Music of France, French singer–songwriter and actor. Personal and media life Raphael was born as Raphaël Haroche on 7 November 1975 in Paris, Franc ...
(born 1975), French singer, known by the mononym Raphaël *
Raphaël Ibañez Raphaël Ibañez (born 17 February 1973) is a retired French rugby union footballer. A Hooker (rugby union), hooker, he was also a former captain of the France national rugby union team, France national team. Early life Ibañez was born in Saugn ...
(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 Raphaël Alexis Marcel Rouquier (born December 9, 1969) is a French people, French mathematician and a professor of mathematics at UCLA. Education Rouquier was born in Étampes, France. Rouquier studied at the École Normale Supérieure from ...
(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 Rafael Caro Quintero (born October 3, 1952) is a Mexican people, Mexican Illegal drug trade in Latin America, drug lord who co-founded the now-disintegrated Guadalajara Cartel with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo and other drug traffickers in the ...
, Mexican drug lord *
Rafael Correa Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado (; born 6 April 1963), known as Rafael Correa, is an Ecuadorian politician and economist who served as President of Ecuador The president of Ecuador ( es, Presidente del Ecuador), officially called the Presiden ...

Rafael Correa
, president of Ecuador *Rafael Edward Cruz, given name of U.S. politician
Ted Cruz Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz (; born December 22, 1970) is an American politician and attorney serving as the for since 2013. A member of the , Cruz served as from 2003 to 2008. After graduating from and , Cruz pursued a career in politi ...
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Rafael Nadal Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera (, ; born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis Tennis is a racket sport Racket sports are game with separate sliding drawer, from 1390–1353 BC, made of glazed faience, dimensions: 5.5 &tim ...

Rafael Nadal
(born 1986), Spanish tennis player *
Rafael Eitan Rafael may refer to: * Rafael (given name) Raphael is a name of Hebrew origin, from ''rāp̄ā'' ( "he has healed") and ''ēl'' ( "God"). Popularized in Western Europe, it can be spelled Raphael, Raphaël, Rafael, Raffael, Raffaello, Raffiel, Ref ...

Rafael Eitan
, Israeli general, former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, and politician * Rafael Guizar Valencia, Mexican saint *
Rafael Trujillo Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina ( , ; 24 October 189130 May 1961), nicknamed ''El Jefe'' (, "The Chief" or "The Boss"), was a Dominican Dominican may refer to: * Someone or something from or related to the Dominican Republic The D ...
, former Dominican president (dictator) ;Arts * Rafael Castillo, Mexican-American editor, author, academician * Rafael Arevalo, Mexican-American Composer *
Rafael Bittencourt Angra is a Brazilian Heavy metal music, heavy metal band formed in 1991 that has gone through some line-up changes since its foundation. They have released nine regular studio albums, five Extended play, EPs, and three live CD/DVDs to date. Led by ...
, Brazilian power metal composer and songwriter *
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (born Rafael Frühbeck; 15 September 1933 – 11 June 2014) was a Spanish Spanish may refer to: * Items from or related to Spain: **Spaniards, a nation and ethnic group indigenous to Spain **Spanish language **Spanish ...
(1933-2014), Spanish conductor and composer * Raffaello da Urbino (1483–1520), known as Raphael, Italian painter ;Sports * Rafael Alarçón, Brazilian squash player *
Rafael Alkorta Rafael Alkorta Martínez (born 16 September 1968) is a Spanish former Association football, footballer who played mainly as a Defender (association football)#Centre-back, central defender. He is the current sporting director of Athletic Bilbao. ...
, Spanish former footballer * Rafael Álvarez (baseball) (born 1977), Venezuelan baseball player *
Rafael Álvarez (diver) Rafael Álvarez Serrano (born October 29, 1971 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas) is a retired male diving (sport), diver from Spain, best known for winning the bronze medals at the 1997 European Aquatics Championships, 1997 European Cha ...
(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 Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera (, ; born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis Tennis is a racket sport Racket sports are game with separate sliding drawer, from 1390–1353 BC, made of glazed faience, dimensions: 5.5 &tim ...

Rafael Nadal
, Spanish tennis player *Rafael Nepomuceno, Filipino bowler *Rafael Palmeiro, Major League Baseball player *Rafael Pascual, Spanish volleyball player *Rafael Ramos (boxer), 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) * List of Jane the Virgin characters#Rafael Solano, 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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