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Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael

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Have you ever realized how many famous people named Rafael there are? We put together this list of celebrities named Rafael to show that Rafaels have a lot of good representation for their names. Some of the famous Rafaels on this list might go by Raphael, so this list also includes famous people named Raphael. From actors named Rafael to athletes named Rafael, this list should include the most notable people whose name is Rafael. This list includes well-known Rafaels like Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, Cuban former baseball player Rafael Palmeiro, and French football player Raphaël Varane.
  • Rafael Nadal

    BirthplaceManacor, Spain

    Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera (Catalan: [rəf(ə)ˈɛl nəˈðal pəˈɾeɾə], Spanish: [rafaˈel naˈðal... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rafael Palmeiro

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, 1964) is a Cuban American former Major League... more on Wikipedia

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  • Raphaël Varane

    BirthplaceLille, France

    Raphaël Xavier Varane (French pronunciation: ​[ʁafaɛl vaʁan]; born 25 April 1993) is a French... more on Wikipedia

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    #1634 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#53 of 356 The Best Current Soccer Players

  • Rafael Soriano

    BirthplaceSan José de Ocoa, Dominican Republic

    Rafael Soriano (born December 19, 1979) is a Dominican former professional baseball pitcher.... more on Wikipedia
  • Raphael Saadiq

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

    Raphael Saadiq (; born Charles Ray Wiggins; May 14, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rafael Furcal

    BirthplaceLoma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic

    Rafael Antoni Furcal (born October 24, 1977) is a Dominican former professional baseball... more on Wikipedia

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  • Raphael


    Dec. at 37 (1483-1520)

    BirthplaceUrbino, Italy

    Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Italian: [raffaˈɛllo ˈsantsjo da urˈbiːno]; March 28 or April 6,... more on Wikipedia

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    #241 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#113 of 1,357 The Greatest Minds of All Time

  • Rafael van der Vaart

    BirthplaceHeemskerk, Netherlands

    Rafael Ferdinand van der Vaart (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈraːfaːɛl vɑn dɛr ˈvaːrt] (listen); born... more on Wikipedia
  • Rafael Márquez

    BirthplaceZamora, Mexico

    Rafael Márquez Álvarez (Spanish: [rafaˈel ˈmaɾkes] (listen); born 13 February 1979) is a... more on Wikipedia

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    #564 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#334 of 452 The Best Soccer Defenders of All Time

  • Rafael Pereira da Silva

    BirthplacePetrópolis, Brazil

    Rafael Pereira da Silva (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁafaˈew peˈɾejɾɐ dɐ ˈsiwvɐ]; born 9 July... more on Wikipedia
  • Rafael Trujillo

    Rafael Trujillo

    Dec. at 70 (1891-1961)

    BirthplaceSan Cristóbal, Dominican Republic

    Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina ( troo-HEE-yoh, Spanish: [rafaˈel leˈoniðas tɾuˈxiʝo]; 24... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rafael Araújo

    Rafael Araújo

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceCuritiba, Brazil

    Rafael Paulo de Lara Araújo, nicknamed "Baby" and later "Bàbby" in Brazil, (Portuguese... more on Wikipedia
  • Rafael dos Anjos

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Rafael Souza dos Anjos (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁafaˈew duz ˈɐ̃ʒus]; born October 26, 1984)... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rafael Benítez

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    Rafael Benítez Maudes (Spanish pronunciation: [rafaˈel ˈrafa βeˈniteθ ˈmauðes]; born 16 April... more on Wikipedia
  • Rafael Uribe Uribe

    Rafael Uribe Uribe

    Dec. at 55 (1859-1914)

    BirthplaceValparaíso, Antioquia, Colombia

    Rafael Victor Zenón Uribe Uribe (born April 12, 1859 – died October 15, 1914 in Bogotá) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Rafael Méndez

    Rafael Méndez

    Dec. at 75 (1906-1981)

    BirthplaceJiquilpan, Mexico

    Rafael Méndez (March 26, 1906 – September 15, 1981) was a Mexican virtuoso solo trumpeter. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Rafael Moreno Aranzadi

    Rafael Moreno Aranzadi

    Dec. at 30 (1892-1922)

    BirthplaceBilbao, Spain

    Rafael Moreno Aranzadi (23 May 1892 – 1 March 1922), known as Pichichi, was a Spanish... more on Wikipedia
  • Raphaël Guerreiro

    BirthplaceLe Blanc-Mesnil, France

    Raphaël Adelino José Guerreiro is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for French... more on Wikipedia
  • Fr. Rafael Palacios was a Roman Catholic priest in El Salvador who was assassinated on 20 June... more on Wikipedia
  • Raphael Díaz

    BirthplaceBaar, Switzerland

    Raphael Díaz is an ice hockey player.
  • Rafael Márquez

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Rafael Márquez Méndez (born 25 March 1975) is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed... more on Wikipedia
  • Rafael Correa

    BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado (Spanish pronunciation: [rafaˈel βiˈsente koˈre.a ðelˈɣaðo];... more on Wikipedia
  • Rafael Pardo Rueda

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    Rafael Pardo Rueda is the 1st and current Minister of Labour of Colombia serving in the... more on Wikipedia
  • Rafael Cavalcante

    BirthplaceIlha Solteira, Brazil

    Rafael Cavalcante (born April 5, 1980) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who fights in the... more on Wikipedia