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Meaning and Origin of: Rave

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Dark haired; wise; a bird

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Last name origin & 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.