Craven is an area in North Yorkshire, England. The name Craven is Celtic (Cumbric) in origin and is related to the Welsh word craf, or 'garlic'. In the Middle Ages, the area was known for its wild garlic.
Craven, or Cravenshire has been used as a name for the area around Skipton for centuries, although the boundaries have differed. Occasionally Craven has included the local towns of Keighley (now part of the City of Bradford) and Barnoldswick (now part of the Lancashire borough of Pendle). There is a Craven ward in the borough of Bradford.