What does Raven mean?
Raven /ra-ven/ 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, Ravenni, ..
(male) Ravenney, Razen, ..
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)
Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Raven for girls. Raven entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #139 in the U.S. in 1993, and is at #507 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Popular variation forms of Raven (#507 in 2014) 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.
Suggested 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.