First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rava

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  • A submission from Canada says the name Rava means "Rava means gracious and goodness." and is of Unknown origin.
Other origins: Indian (Sanskrit)

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Alt. Meaning

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

A is for activities, for you have many.

V is for vitality, your lust for living.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rava

Enrico Rava is a jazz musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1960. Enrico was born on August 20th, 1939.


Pietro Rava was a soccer player for the Juventus F.C., U.S. Alessandria Calcio 1912, Novara Calcio, and Italy national football team. Pietro was born on January 21st, 1916 in Cassine. He died on November 5th, 2006.


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Popularity of Rava as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rava U.S.
  White 85.49% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.35% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rava

People with the last name Rava are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Rava

  • How Popular is the name Rava? Rava is the 70,988th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rava was the 75,564th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rava have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11 babies born with the first name Rava in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rava? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1923 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rava first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rava is Tuesday, July 31st, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Rava born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rava was in 1923 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Rava: Your name in reverse order is Avar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arav. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rava? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 255 people with the last name Rava.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rava? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rava as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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