Rau Name Meaning

German: nickname for a ruffian, earlier for a hairy person, from Middle High German ruch, ruhe, rouch ‘hairy’, ‘shaggy’, ‘rough’. English: from a medieval personal name, a variant of Ralph. Italian (Sicily): from a local variant of the personal name Rao, an old form of Ra(o)ul, composed of the Germanic elements rad ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ + wolf ‘wolf’. Compare Ralph. Indian: variant of Rao.

List of People with Surname Rau

In accordance with our records, there are a total of 2,840 people with the surname Rau. Among these people surnamed Rau, there are nearly 535 different names, with an average of 5 people having the same name. Charles Rau, David Rau and Donald Rau are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Rau, with 30, 30 and 30 people respectively.

Besides that, Our findings indicate that California has the highest number of people surnamed Rau, with a total of 252 people, and there are a total of 174 different names among these people. Michigan is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Rau, with a total of 252 people and an average of 161 different names.