What does Raven mean?
Raven [raven] as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' 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".
Associated with: bird.
(female) Ranven, Rowven, ..
(male) Raden, Razen, .. Middle name pairings:
Raven Lillian (R.L.), ..
How popular is Raven?
Raven is a very prominent first name for females (#1358 out of 4276, Top 32%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#9456 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Raven entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #139 in the U.S. in 1993, and is at #489 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Raven (#489 in 2015) are Rayven and Ravyn. These relations of Raven were popular as birth names in the year 1993 (usage of 0.1%) and have become much less widespread since, with the version Raven falling out of fashion.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Aven, Calen, Caren, Casen, Daveen, Deven, Eaden, Faren, Galen, Haven▲, Heaven▲, Jaden▼, Kalen, Karen▼, Laken, Laren, Maren, Rae▼, Raene, Ragan, Rahel, Rain, Rakel, Raley, Ramee, Ranee, Ravena, Ravenna, Raye, Rowen, Ryen, Taren and Valen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Raven.See names in meaning and etymology.