Boy Baby Name

Raul

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Quick Facts on Raul

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Italian, Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 409
Pronunciation:
ra-OOL
Simple meaning:
Counsel of the wolf

Characteristics of Raul

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Raul

Raul (or Raúl) is the Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of the masculine personal name Ralph. The Vikings brought the name to England (pre-Norman Conquest). The Scandinavian version of the name was Ráðúlfr, derived from the Old Norse elements “ráð” meaning ‘counsel’ and “úlfr” meaning ‘wolf’. After the Norman Conquest, the French reinforced the name with their version Raulf which eventually became Ralf and then Ralph. The Portuguese and Italians typically spell Raul without the accent mark, while in Spain it’s rendered with it, as Raúl. Raúl is currently a high ranking name in Spain and Catalonia.

Popularity of the Name Raul

Raul/ Raúl has been on the U.S. male naming charts since the early 1900s. The name increased in popularity slowly but steadily over the course of the 20th century, closely mirroring the rising Latino population in the United States. However, since the turn of the 21st century, the name has been displaying backwards momentum on the charts. We think this one has probably reached its peak popularity on the male naming charts. Raúl is not even on the Top 100 list of most used boy names in Mexico anymore.
Popularity of the Boy Name Raul
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Raul

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Raul

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Raul

    Raul We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Raul.

  • Popular Songs on Raul

    Popular Songs on Raul

    Raul - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Raul.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Raul

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Raul

    Raul - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Raul.

  • Famous People Named Raul

    Famous People Named Raul

    Famous People Named Raul - Raúl Juliá (actor); Raúl Castro (brother of Fidel Castro)

  • Children of Famous People Named Raul

    Children of Famous People Named Raul

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Raul - Raúl Juliá (actor)

  • Historic Figures

    Raul - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Raul - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Raul.

Personality of the Boy Name Raul

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Variations of the Baby Name - Raul

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