Usage Portuguese (Brazilian)
Other Forms FormsRabel, Rabl, Ravle, Rableau, Raveau, Rabeau, Revel.
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Contributor Contrib.julianazalamena on 12/29/2015
Ravel is from France, in use since the Middle Ages, originally as a surname. May have locational origin, derived from families living in the south of France, Drome, in Provence. The name comes from the Latin Ravel in Rebellis Roman word meaning 'rebel' and therefore describes a place that was rebellious or sheltering rebels.A world-famous Ravel surname carrier is the brilliant French composer Maurice Ravel (born Joseph-Maurice Ravel).