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What does Haven mean?

Haven Pronunciation of Haven [haven] as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' name Haven) is pronounced HAY-ven. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Haven is "a place of safety, sanctuary".

Associated with: old english.


Haven has 4 variants: Hagan, Hagen, Havin and Hogan.

Creative forms:
(male) Halven, Hamven, ..

(female) Habe, Hane, ..

Middle name pairings:
Haven Shannon (H.S.), ..

How popular is Haven?

Haven is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#8733 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Haven was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #1046 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is at #1285 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Haven name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Haven outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Haven (#1285 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000 are Hagen (#1446 via latest list), Hogan and Hagan. These relations of Haven were favored as birth names in 2009 and are almost as common today.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Haven, Hagan, Hagen, Hogan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Haven and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Beven, Caden, Craven, Dagen, Dalen, Daven, Davien, Davyen, Deven, Draven, Eagen, Galen, Galven, Garen, Garven, Gaven, Hacon, Hadden, Haden, Hadon, Hagun, Hakon, Hale, Halen, Hallen, Halten (see Halton), Halver, Hamel, Hamlen, Hanan, Harben, Harden, Harken, Harlen, Harmen, Haron, Harun, Harve, Harvee, Harvey, Hasan, Havel, Havier, Haviv, Hawes, Haydn, Hazel, Hazen, Hevel, Irven, Iven, Jacen, Jaden, Jalen, Jaren, Jaxen, Jeaven, Kalen, Kayven, Keven, Laken, Marven, Naren, Neven, Niven, Paden, Paten, Raven, Rayven, Saxen, Sven, Talen, Taren, Teven and Valen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Haven.

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