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Meaning and name origin

Raven \r(a)-ven\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Raven), is pronounced RAY-ven. It is of English origin. A large black bird made famous by Edgar Allen Poe's poem "The Raven". Suitable for a black-haired or dark-skinned baby. Actress Raven Symone of "The Cosby Show".

Raven has 5 variant forms: Ravina, Rayvenne, Rayven, Rayvinn and Ravyn.


Raven is a very popular first name for females (#1358 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#10578 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 baby names ranking of Raven name in U.S.

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Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Ravena and Ravenna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Raven.


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