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Of Old Norse origin.

Spanish and Portuguese form of the name Ralph.

It means “wolf counsel”.

From the name Ráđulfr, a combination of the elements “ráđ”, meaning “advice”, “counsel”, and “ulfr”, meaning “wolf”.

Other forms of the name are Ralph, Raoul, Ralf.

Raul was ranked #50 in Spain, #76 in Portugal (2016).

Famous bearers are Raúl Juliá, Raul Castro, Raúl Eduardo Esparza, Raúl Gonzalez Blanco, Raúl García, Raul Olivo, Raul Meireles.

Raúl Juliá was a Puerto Rican actor of international recognition.

He won several awards for Best Actor, such as Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild.

He starred in films such as “The Addams Family”, “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, “Havana”, “Tequila Sunrise”, etc.