Over the past 110 years, 76 946 boys and 135 girls have been named Rafael. The name Rafael ranks 333th in the United States among the most common names for boys. For the first time more than ten times newborns were named Rafael in 1910. The peak of popularity of the name Rafael came in the 1990s and 2000s. You can see absolute numbers and relative numbers on the chart. Indicators per 100K more accurately assess the popularity of the name.