A Hebrew name meaning “the Lord has healed.” And considering how rough-and-tumble little boys can be, let’s hope this meaning is accurate.
Raph, Rafi, El.
Famous people named Raphael:
Actors Raphael Sbarge and Raphael Alejandro; Renaissance painter Raphael Sanzio da Urbino; singer Raphael Saadiq; painter Raphael Soyer.
In the Bible, Raphael is one of the archangels, and performs all manners of healing.