Its source is Raedwulf, an Ancient Germanic name meaning "Crafty counselor."
In Spanish, this name is spelled with an accent -- Raúl.
This boy's name is used in German, Italian and Spanish.
The name Raul ranked 225th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 211th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
The second part of the original form of this name literally means ''wolf'' -- an animal with a reputation for craftiness.