Rave Family History
Rave Name Meaning
North German and Dutch: from Middle Low German rave(n), Dutch raaf ‘raven’, applied as a nickname for a thievish or dark-haired person. Catalan or Spanish: unexplained; possibly from Catalan rave ‘rape’ (the plant), or a habitational name from Rabé in Burgos.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press